October 7, 2020

Oct 7, 2020

Not Just for Kids
I was convicted AGAIN when I was checking out the Helmar app. I clicked on “Helmar Kids”. I figured I could check it out because I’ve been a Helmar kid for as long as I can remember.
The Helmar Kids segment is geared towards people a little younger than me, I think. A nice lady leads it. I checked out the one for October 3 & 4th. It lasts just under 14 minutes. This one started with a lively song/video. The words in the song recalled Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word.”
This verse should be so obvious to each one of us. But it’s easier said than done. Even though we know that we are to keep our ways as the Bible teaches, we are prone to wander. Then the video goes into: “I have stored up Your Word that I might not sin against You.” This is more than just a nice sentiment. But first we need to read God’s Word and treasure it in our hearts and be able to recall His Word when temptation comes our way (which happens to be non-stop I must confess).
Then the nice lady (Kristen Mathre) shared the memory verse: 1 Cor. 13:13 “Faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love”. I think that’s a great verse to commit to treasuring in the hearts of the young.
Then the nice lady showed us another video. This too, hit a little too close to home. It was about Matthew 6:19-34. You know, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth…” I can’t believe it but I think that lady even drummed up an old picture of me. It could have just been a stunt double.
My conclusion: The Helmar Kids section of the Helmar app can hit home to kids of all ages. Please check it out then share it with other ‘kids’.
Dear God,
Help us to train up our children in the way they should go. Help us to keep our ways pure. Help us to treasure Your Word in our heart. Amen
Matthew 18:3 “Then He said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Signed, Many people have said they already know who writes each devotion before they see who signed it. So, I’m not signing this one. (No. It wasn’t Pastor that wrote it).