God makes his face shine upon HIS BELOVED CHILDREN
Dear Parents and Children (especially those who appear
for final exams)
"The Lord bless you and keep you , the Lord make his
face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord
turn His face toward you and give you peace"
"Jesus took the children in His hands, put His hands
on them and blessed them" (Mark 10:16). God loves
children and HE wants to bless them always. Daily we
have to bring them to Jesus for receiving blessing.
This article is issued to encourage parents and
children to trust in the faithfulness of Lord for
His beloved children. Remember children belong to
Jesus/church. Jesus has great plans and purposes
of your children. Main duty of parents is to train
the child in the way of God. Spiritual growth of
your children is the most important thing of all.
Other things are fine in their places, but seek
first to be a good Christian. Bring up the children
to know God. God wants children to be strong, mature,
dedicated Christians and good law abiding citizens.
Since God has promised to bless you, never curse
yourself under any circumstance. Children shall never
say �if I don�t get ran I will die myself�. Parents
shall never say �if my child doesn�t get rank I will
kill him/her�. Also don�t listen to Satan�s whisper
(horoscope and astrology).
Control tongues from evil talks. Children might have
received a curse from the previous 4th generation
(total of 16 people both parents). Or the children
might have cursed parents or grant parents. This is an
invisible obstacle for the blessing of children,
according to Bible. Parents and children should repent,
and ask God with tears for delivering them from the
power of curses, if any.
When children write exams, parents and church need pray
earnestly so that children will receive the right answers
from God. Otherwise Satan could distract the child in
the exam hall and he / she will not write the correct
answers. (eg. Exam fever is a distraction many children
experience during exam period).
Suggestions for �time management� during examination days
(1) Before starting study, read Bible and pray together
(2) Continually ask God for knowledge and judgment
(Ps 119: 66)
(3) Take awareness of how long daily routines take
(4) Be decisive
(5) Keep asking "what is the best use of my time now".
(6) Don�t spend too much time for watching TV or reading
(7) A protein � rich breakfast will energize brain. A
large carbohydrate rich lunch will put you to sleep.
(8) Take a short break after studying 1 hour.
(9) When you receive question papers in the exam hall,
pray for 1-2 minutes to get guidance from God
(10) At the end of exams thank God for the help received
May God bless the children with good grades in the
Philip Oommen, TVPM
M/o St.Kuriakose Orthodox Church