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Edgerrin was fourth to answer and first to get it right.

tonite in trek this was the main point:

I am His for all time.

and this was the verse:

Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.

the bible storyteller asked the room of K-2nd graders… “what is true about God, but not about money?”

answers were varied, and didn’t exactly give the impression that they really understood… and then edgerrin answered…

first let me tell you about edge… edgerrin is a yummy little first grader with an interesting life story…

part of it is this: his mother was in prison, so he and his siblings were distributed to long hollow families that were involved in the Jonah’s Journey program – (a program where kids are able to stay out of the ‘system’ and Christian families are able to foster them) He has been going to Long Hollow since this happened. And is adored by his fostering family… The Downings. He is a spunky, funny kid with alot of story… and a hard past. After all of this time with long hollow families… edgerrin knows God. and knows what it means to be loved by Him.

this is how i know…

when the bible storyteller asked:

the bible storyteller asked the room of K-2nd graders… “what is true about God, but not about money?”

Edgerrin was fourth to answer and first to get it right.

He answered simply, “God stays, Money leaves.”

i wanted to cry because it meant that He has learned what it means when He is told God loves Him. He knows that no matter what happens in his life… God stays. That slays me… (and the downings when i shared this story with them).

Kids learning forever truths. wow.

Do you believe that? Do you believe that God stays?! All the time? and that you are His all the time?

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does your message have eternal value?

the message you are putting out there. the things that you are sharing and producing… do they have eternal value?

do you regularly use your gifts and talents to share the message of christ that has no end? do you tell the true story of jesus… does the world know that you are going to be spending your eternity with the father in his heaven? do you spend time and efforts on a timeless message… or do you subscribe to a world philosophy.

here are some things ask yourself:

if someone hears me, will they learn more or less about the god i serve?

if someone sees these will they keep an up close view of the creator that gave me these gifts?

if someone reads my words, will they yearn for more of the god that gave them to me or less?

do i mean that everything you do has to be an evangelistic outreach … no.

what i mean is that in everything you say and do… use an eternal filter. look at things through a viewpoint of how they will stand in eternity… how the choices you make will reflect the stirrings of the Holy Spirit.

why do we do the things we hate and hate the things we do?

Romans 7: 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

the deal is we’re human. and as christians – we’re forgiven. ahhhhhhh grace.

overwhelmed with gratefulness for grace. you have grace… and that is a message with eternal value.

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