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Psalm 91:11

In this present time in which we live there are so many challenges, dangers and fears our kids have to face on a day to day basis. Some of our children leave for school, college or just out the door to play in the yard.

We teach our kids not to talk to strangers, look both ways before they cross the street, be mindful of the friends they choose, and so many other ways of wisdom that we have learned in life as parents. We do our best to get this into our children for their own protection. It can be a temptation to worry.

God tells us to keep our minds steadfast on HIM and if we do He will keep us in perfect peace. His Word tells us repeatedly not to fear and to put our trust in Him. We just have to take God at His Word and believe with all our heart that what He says is true. We have to stand confidently knowing that God has our back and nothing can snatch us out of His hand.

As we learn to understand and accept these truths of God's protection for ourselves in turn also we should also teach our children. We teach them to use common sense and not to dive into a pool if they do not know how to swim but at the same time do not fear the pool as they learn to swim. In God's perfect timing and with His hand of protection on them they will learn to swim just as we have.

No greater wisdom is found on this earth than the Wisdom of God. What better protection or insurance policy can we find for our children, our family than the Word of God?

I encourage you to do the activity below by yourself and together with your children and confess with your mouth:

“I AM kept in safety where ever I go. Psalm 91 says so! I AM because The I AM says that I AM.”

**God's Word says:

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

Proverbs 3:5-65 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

John 10:28-30 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

**Act on it suggestions:
Putting the Word into action- James 1:22-24

  • Activity: Make Psalm 91 your PERSONAL chapter.
Instruction: Print or write out this chapter. Fill in the blank with your name and read aloud.

Psalm 91
1 (YOUR NAME HERE) who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 (YOUR NAME HERE) will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save (YOUR NAME HERE) from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover (YOUR NAME HERE) with his feathers,
and under his wings (YOUR NAME HERE) will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be (YOUR NAME HERE) shield and rampart.
5 (YOUR NAME HERE) will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at (YOUR NAME HERE) side,
ten thousand at (YOUR NAME HERE) right hand,
but it will not come near (YOUR NAME HERE).
8 (YOUR NAME HERE) will only observe with (his/her) eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If (YOUR NAME HERE) make the Most High (his/her) dwelling—
even the LORD, who is (YOUR NAME HERE) refuge-
10 then no harm will befall (YOUR NAME HERE),
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning (YOUR NAME HERE)
to guard (YOUR NAME HERE) in all (his/her) ways;
12 they will lift (YOUR NAME HERE) up in their hands,
so that (YOUR NAME HERE) will not strike (his/her) foot against a stone.
13 (YOUR NAME HERE) will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
(YOUR NAME HERE) will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because (YOUR NAME HERE) loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue (YOUR NAME HERE);
I will protect (YOUR NAME HERE), for he acknowledges my name.
15 (YOUR NAME HERE) will call upon me, and I will answer (YOUR NAME HERE);
I will be with (YOUR NAME HERE) in trouble,
I will deliver (YOUR NAME HERE) and honor (YOUR NAME HERE).
16 With long life will I satisfy (YOUR NAME HERE)
and show (YOUR NAME HERE) my salvation."

Romans 8:14

I asked my two teenagers to answer this question:

  • What does it mean to be ‘led by the Spirit of God’ and how does this apply to your walk in your life, today, as a teen?

Deonte 13years old:
Being led by the Spirit of God is following that voice inside. I start by first asking God what to do about any situation and then listening to the voice within my Spirit telling me what to do next.

To be led by the Spirit of God is to not following desires of the flesh and gratifying the flesh. It means to not follow emotion but to follow God’s Spirit on how to act and react. It means to follow His Word like a guide to the next step.

Antonette 15 years old:
I call it using my discernment. I follow the Spirit of God for everything from what I eat for breakfast all the way to how I prepare for school.

I do not follow the example of others or follow other leaders but I look to the Lord as my example. I am not following the crowd and not listening to other teens or doing things and making decisions just because everyone else is doing it. I pray and look to the Spirit of God for every answer no matter how big or small the decision is; I only trust God.

As children, teens, and as young adults our kids face many life changing choices in day to day living and relationships. Life’s everyday activities bring new people, new ideas, new temptations and new challenges.

So in love, we arm our children with the Truth of God’s Word. We raise them to know who they are in Christ and what that means. We help them understand and train them to use the authority, dominion and power that being a child of the Most High God holds. We do this all according to God’s Word. We teach them to say, “I am led by the Spirit of God.”

Then we trust and believe that His word never fails.

**God's Word says:

2 Samuel 2: 1 In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD. "Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?" he asked.
The LORD said, "Go up."
David asked, "Where shall I go?"
"To Hebron," the LORD answered.

Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Luke 21:14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

John 10:5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."

Psalm 25:2 in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 31:14 But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

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