In our relationship with the LORD, prayer is foundational. We cannot know or learn to hear the Great Creator, without knowing and learning to hear His voice.
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened,” Romans 1:17-21 KJV.
Babies are totally dependent on their caregiver for a set time of days. A baby has no idea what they have received when they enter this new world. Babies have entered a new environment and cry to make it fully known.
Babies know instinctively when they are hungry and how to suck. Their underdeveloped brain grows throughout their days; but the process of learning and knowing how to communicate starts at birth.
Babies cry and they make noises that let us know what they need; we learn to understand crying and other sounds of a baby. For instance, there is a certain pitch to crying; the baby learns it can cause mommy to come quickly to meet that sound.
As children grow and change; along with sounds and words, we must understand what are learned behaviors.
Our children are a reflection of us. Hard to swallow sometime, but they were a product of our environment. Whether good or bad. My intent here is not to bring condemnation.
Yes, these blessed little tykes, along with words and behavior, can manipulate or try to manipulate and control adults. Yes, they grow as we grow; the good, bad and the ugly. Throughout all of the temper tantrums holding their breath and other learned behaviors, yes we grow!
As the children’s brain develops, they learn from all environments. To be in a good environment is essential and also a good Christian role model at home. Children need to be monitored as they start school and the parents start trusting and giving a portion of their authority over to teachers.
The environment that school’s role plays is ongoing. Along with home life, these children will always be developing levels of learning. All throughout life we are giving more and more authority away.
As parents, we need to prepare our children for taking care of their own life, work, family etc.. We parents are taught to discipline our children according to God’s Word.
The bible is clear on child like behavior including discipline. We can spoil our children rotten as parents. We should know the difference biblically, in understanding what is loving discipline and correction when they need it. You spare the rod, you spoil the child.
“He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes,” Proverbs 13:24 KJV.
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him,” Proverbs 29:13 KJV.
“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame,” Proverbs 29:15 KJV.
Mistakes are made in our lives, “As far as the east is to the west he remembers our transgressions no longer,” (Psalms 103:12 KJV). We may have found the LORD later in life. However, when our children are grown into adults, they make their own decisions.
No matter how we want to intervene, they are grown and we are not able to discipline them or change them through any effort. The only thing we can do is pray and intercede for them as adults.
An adult child left to himself, doing wrong things still have consequences. As adults you make your own choices. That is a free gift given you by God. God lent us our children for a for a few precious years, then once they are grown, they answer for their own decisions.
For example, if you sell drugs, hurt someone or steal things etc. you will face consequences. Not from parents, but laws were put into existence by God for public order and safety.
When we become adults we are now responsible for our own choices and what authority we have in our lives. If you break the law you lose your freedom and you are on your way to jail.
I have NO idea why I am writing about all of this, but I trust that God does.
I had a vision in prayer and I saw a small brain like a child’s brain. Then I watched as the brain superimposed over the skull and was suddenly within, I saw the brain fan out within increasing space with knowledge and understanding.
As I watched it fan out; I understood the brain began to bring new understanding, intelligence and hunger for more information and especially the desire for knowing God.
Within each person, God has given us free choice and will. God can never lie. He stands at the door of our heart and knocks. We must choose to open that door. He CANNOT make you want Him. You must take your authority and literary choose this day who will you serve.
We always will remain developing and learning! As adults we will be growing in our choices and environments in life until we die. Life is exactly that!
We develop as Christians as we learn about him in His Word, prayer and through fellowship with other believers. We all continue to use our choices to choose both good and bad.
Also we choose by our free will by giving up a portion of our authority to learn in obedience to His Word! Giving up and surrendering to God is the best thing I ever did in life. To know Him is to love Him and his desires are not grievous to us.
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby,” Hebrews 12:11 KJV.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous,” 1 John 5:3 KJV.
We all have different roles all throughout life, and we become what we want to learn and apply ourselves to.
Having a relationship in God is foundational. To have a relationship also means to know and to communicate.
As we choose to abide in this relationship with the LORD, it causes us to grow deeper in love with our God. We communicate by our actions and behavior for we have learned to know Him and how He thinks.
Silence can also be communication and assurance of that relationship.
You can sit in a silent room hearing no word yet knowing the word as he abides with you. Have you ever heard of a couple that loved each other so much, that they knew the way the other one thinks without communication?
When you become satisfied in silence; It means you know HIM and you have absolute faith, confidence and total trust in Jesus.
Some are insecure as they have not learned to discern that silence with the LORD doesn’t always mean trouble.
However that’s only the beginning. Having HIS relationship and His Word must be foremost in our lives.
When we learn to use our brain on God’s Word, we develop our brain on a higher plane by knowing the mind of Christ!
In closing, His brain works in us, if we work our brains!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey