Wisdom

The school had a program today to start off the last nine weeks.  The theme is Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”  Wonderful theme.  All of us need the wisdom and understanding that only He can give.  God’s word says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”  With the wisdom that God gives us, we can make wise decisions, which not only affect us but those around us.  The seventh grade shared a drama about the wise decision of Solomon.  Two prostitutes came to Solomon for help.  They were fighting for a child.  Solomon ordered the child to be cut in two so both women could share the child.  The “real” mother pleaded for the life of the child while the other wanted the child to be killed.  The child was given to the “real” mother.

I watched and could not help but smile at the boys who were doing the drama.  All of them grew up in Vencedores, and God is doing a good work in them.  As dorm parents, that is what we ask of the Lord.  To give our children the wisdom and understanding as they grow and to make the right decisions in life.  We cannot hold on to them forever.  They will grow and try to fly.  This is the time we need to allow them to struggle and fail but be there to nudge and encourage them to try again.  All of us need His wisdom and understanding.

When the program was over, I was walking out and one of the boys from dialysis came up and hugged me.  I smiled and talked to him for a while, then gave him a hug as he ran to catch up to his class.  The Lord is reminding me that there is a fight going on with the children of Casa.  We cannot teach our children to love both the world and the Lord.  The world doesn’t really care about them, but our “real” Father in heaven does and He desires each child to be saved.  The battle is the Lord’s and we know that He will win.  Amen and Amen.

I picked up the report card of the boys and our little one, and they did really well this past semester.   Thirty-one of our boys did well, while the other seven failed a subject. That’s not too bad.  So we are very proud of our boys.  We will celebrate with our boys and show them that we are very proud of them.

All His,

Lee and Candy

 

Charlie Brown

All of the 20 turn-arounds on our highway have been blocked so we drive 5 miles in the opposite direction to turn. The government wants to put a u-turn directly in front of Casa. We meet with them tomorrow to see how much property it will cost us. I need wisdom! Pray!

A team from New York arrived today & immediately had a program for the girls tonight.

 

 

Do you ever feel like Charlie Brown? You know what I’m talking about,‑when nothing ever goes right. In fact, everything is out of control!

Even your dog tells you what to do!

Charlie Brown goes to kick the football while Lucy is holding it for him. Charlie Brown is down on his back and says, “Why do I always fall for the same‑old trick?” Lucy answers, “because you’re a loser Charlie Brown!”

Psalm 42 says that God will lift us up when we are down. Moses, David, Jeremiah, Elijah and many other powerful men of God experienced depression. That is not the sin. The sin is in staying down when you are low.

You and I do not need to keep falling for the same trick like Charlie Crown did. Once we learn what Satan is trying to do to us we need to take the bull by the horns and kick him in his teeth. How do we do that? We praise Christ! We offer a sacrifice of praise!

God calls it a sacrifice because that is the last thing your natural mind and body want to do. We would rather wallow in self-pity.                                       Psalm 42:3-4 “My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say‑unto me, Where is thy God?   When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had‑gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice‑of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.”

Just do it!

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