Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Mark 10:14 

Let the children come to me. 

Jesus declares that all children big and small are allowed to cone to him. No mater what their outside appers. Our Father seeks our inside. When we say yes he changes us from inside out. A new podcast is posted. An interview with a mother about special needs and how the father’s heart impacted her. Click the link. 

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My 6 year old has a testimony i had no idea. We were in a setting where adult we’re sharing how they came to know Christ and when we got home she stated she was too shy to tell hers in front of this group but would love to tell me her Testimony. I was blown away that she knew of a testimony and had one. She told of the time she said yes to Christ at 3 years old.  But this lead to me thinking how often do we ask or teach our children how to witness Christ. Even at such an early age. The Bible tell us to come child like. Children are so bold so start now tell them your testimony so they too will “have a testimony about Jesus.

 Recently we celebrated the Passover with the kids at Spofford. We made it a Time to remember Jesus and what he’s done for us. It was great seeing the kids automatically start sharing how Jesus was helping them with different emotions and behaviors. It was a lot of fun sitting with them and passing around matzo bread and grape juice. None of them have ever had matzo bread before so when they ate it they all thought it was pretty gross. Everyone thought it tasted like burnt toast. It was a lot of fun seeing their reactions as well as being able to talk about what Jesus did with his disciples and how the Passover was pointing to what Jesus was going to do for us.

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

This is what I been repeating all day over and over. The Word Became Flesh. The Word Became Flesh.

Elohim came off his throne in heaven and became flesh to dwell among us. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords,  the ruler of all things, my God, the Creator of all things dwells among us. This is so powerful to me. The question is asked, why would a King do such a thing?? Love that is why. When sin entered the world God had a plan. The plan was to send Jesus who the there in the beginning, he was the word that was spoken, that created all things. Make him flesh, give him a humble birth, let him die on a cross (a perfect man died a sinners death). Our King born in a manger to a virgin and carpenter. The savior that was to die and save us from sin. He was laying there with all power even as a infant. He could of came as rich powerful man but no a humble birth he chose. Just like he choose to give up his throne and chose to give up his life. For love, for you, for me, for life so that we could be with him forever. So this is why we celebrate for no other reason, not for gifts not for lights, not for trees,not for you and me but for him. He was the word made flesh.

At the time is was scary for many people. So many did not understand. How could this be? Harold was so scared he had the baby boys 2 and under killed in Bethlehem. A savior was coming and would take his throne. There was nothing he could do. 

Matthew 2:18
A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.

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When Moses was born, the babies were being killed. When Jesus was born the babies were being killed, now million if babies are being killed taken right from the womb. When there is a deliver the babies are being killed. This is the time for Christ return. He’s coming, are you ready? So as we celebrate his birth we look forward to his return.

Yahweh Rapha means God my healer. Let me tell you one of many stories where God showed me that he is healer. My 3 year-old Rachael and 2-year-old Elijah have really bad eczema. We tried just about everything to heal their skin. We have had diet changes, brought 100% cotton clothes, every lotion know to man was purchased, and ever prescription picked up. We have seen doctors and specialist. But nothing was working. Their skin would clear up for about 2 weeks and then break out again. Many test were done. We found out about their allergies, pets, nuts, dairy, and pollen the list is long. Yet even staying away from these things the eczema remained. As a praying family we prayed every night that the Lord would heal their bodies. I got to the point of saying Lord you are a healer your word says you healed all types of diseases. Lord I know that you can heal I’ve seen you do it. Please show my little ones that you are a Healer. Let them see a miracle. One night Travis was at out reach and he told the kids about our kids skin and asked them to pray for us. They prayed for healing for our kids, these kids who are seeking the Lord and praying for families for themselves are now praying for us. This same night I’m oiling down Rachael and she in tears looking at me and says “when will Jesus heal me?”. Now im in tears and I tell her we keep praying and asking and he will. Many nights go by and we are still praying. So I ask the Lord to increase my faith I’m starting to lose faith in his healing power. And I can’t do that. Now I’m praying for faith I don’t need much just the amount if a mustard seed and healing. And the Lord hears all our prayers. His timing is perfect. He started healing their bodies. Rachael comes to me and shows me clear skin that does not itch and says God healed her. So a miracle  was done that day. Not only did the Lord heal her body but he also showed the children in the facility that he hears their prayers. This increased their faith not to stop praying. It was at this moment he showed us why he waited. Not for our benefit but for the kids in the facility so they would not stop praying for a miracle.

Keep praying, pray some more don’t stop. All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed. Whatch the Lord show up and show out. It’s never about us but him. To him be all the glory. We live, move, and breath all because he says so. Let this encourage you to keep fighting. Have faith in the one who controls everything. He is Yaweh Rapha, our healer. 

Boy does time fly. I was sitting here thinking it’s been a while since I updated this blog. I though I would get on and check things out. Could be Holy Spirit telling me it’s time to get serious about it so let’s see if I can update you all and keep up with monthly updates in the future. My last post was February 2015 it’s almost Jan 2017. Here’s a quick wrap of 2015

2015 our first year in ministry full-time. Then as a family of 5 with 3 children I’ll start there. Our kids have grown so much not only physically but spiritually. From the times they would join us in prayer room or the times they would join me in my class room they sought the Lord. Our littlest at the time Elijah would be strapped to me as I tought my classes and I could see him receiving everything I would be saying . It’s just amazing how the Lord uses these little ones to keep us connected to him. Even as I’m sitting here typing this they are upstairs singing praise songs. Our kids made it though year one like champs. As a mom I did worry about burning them out given my schedule and Travis’s schedule each week. We  wanted them to enjoy our work and still be able to do things they wanted as well. This was doable by taking the time each week to ask them what the wanted to do and doing it. We send a lot of time at the pool. With that let’s recap my fist year teaching. It was a learning experience to say the least. I had so much down poured on me from the Lord as far as lessons to teach, songs to sing and activities to do. It was a challenge to get it all out and in a way a little heart could understand. I remember teaching a class on fruit of spirit and a little one telling me she loved the class but it was a bit heavy for her heart. I smiled and told her I’ll try a different approach next class. I went home and prayed about how to reach them with out blowing their minds. Our next lesson was better. So 2015 I mostly tought the lessons and helped in the class rooms. I also helped with One Thing this year as a helper and teacher. One Thing is a big young adult conference the House of Prayer does each year. The children equipping center offers sessions for ages 5-12. It was my first year teaching. As far as the year before I would only help in class room. This was a way to reach little hearts outside of our community. There are so many families from all over who come to this conference. As for Travis this year he spent time doing outreach to the local residential facilities, mentoring and time in prayer room I’ll have him type out an update of his 2 years in ministry and I’ll post it next.

Year 2 was much like year one but deeper. Our kids got older our family grew. My lessons got deeper. 2016 was an amazing year for me I worked on two lesson plans more on fruit of the spirit, and I did a lesson plan on Matthew 5 Jesus sermon on the mountain. I really enjoyed the time spent with the lord putting these lessons together. I also help direct our first Littles Summer Camp. This involved lesson plans, games, activities, and pure fun for three days. We put on two camps this year. After summer camps ended I stared to teach my third two-week class for a program called Tender Shoots. It’s a two-week course the Children equipping center does to offer weekday classes. This time around was special to me, I tought with Kelly (another teacher I work with) about Jesus in the feast. (I’m planning in doing a follow-up post about my teachings).

Some other exciting news for 2016. I got pregnant with out fourth child and we gave birth to him in the 10th of November 2016. Now as a family of six were completing our second year in ministry. Trusting the Lord in all things we do and he is there with us every step of the way. He is there in highs and lows. He is our shoulder to cry on and our hand to hold. He provided for us every month. Showed us miracle in healing (testimony to come) and increased our faith. Our life is not ideal for many but it’s perfect for us. During the end of this year I’m taking a ministry brake to be with little Benjamin. And Travis will continue the work the Lord as given us in children ministry. While on brake I will keep this blog updated on what Travis is doing and how our family is adjusting to four little.

I hope this quick update helps catch you up with our ministry. Things to look for, Travis update on his first two years, my lesson plans teaching at the Children equipping center, how we trust the lord with our finances, how God showed us he is a healer and what’s to come for 2017 with the Miles family.

God is doing some amazing things inside the hearts of the children, He is a father to the fatherless. One kid when I first met him he wouldn’t participate. If a kid was next to him he would pick a fight and try to punch or kick them. Whenever he was there you would know trying to teach or have conversation would be challenging because he would be so disruptive. The first sentence I remember him saying was “I don’t believe in God and don’t try to tell me He is real, and hell rocks.” then he sat back in his chair and folded his arms. The woman he said it to had the best response. She said ok I’m not but God will. After about a month and a half a kid who seemed to pay no attention to what we were talking about and being disruptive completely changed. He went from being violent toward others to being kind. He went from arguing/disruptive to telling other kids to be quiet and listen. From not participating in activities to wanting to talk to Jesus and to hear God speak to him. During one activity we had them ask Jesus how He is helping them and to write it down then to write down how they are helping Jesus. He said Jesus is helping me to be respectful, kind,and to not hurt others. On a prayer request a week later he asked God to give him a home, for God to help him be respectful, and at the bottom of the card he wrote I have one comment God Rocks! I know it was our prayers that broke through and God changed his heart. He isn’t at the facility anymore I think he has been placed in foster care. As I’m writing this I am asking God to bring someone in his life to continue to teach him to walk with the Lord Jesus, and please do the same. This kid is a leader and one day will be a mighty man of God.