Foundations

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Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3; NLT).

It would be better to be thrown into the sea
with a millstone hung around your neck
than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin
(Luke 17:2; NLT).

1. All parents groom their children
To accept what they receive.
Abuse, control, and punishment
Will teach them to believe

2. That they are stupid, weak and bad,
For all they do is panned –
Children given this foundation
Build their lives on sand.

3. All parents groom their children
To accept what they receive.
Encouragement, support and praise
Will teach them to believe

4. That they can tackle all life brings
Accepting every knock –
Children given this foundation
Build their lives on rock.

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References

1. Parents, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them (Ephesians 6:4; NLT).

2. A broken spirit saps a person’s strength (Proverbs 17:22; NLT).

I have cried until tears no longer come; my heart is broken (Lamentations 2:11; NLT).

Why wasn’t I born dead? Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb? (Job 3:11; NLT).

[They are] like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash (Matthew 7:26-7; NLT).

3. Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Proverbs 16:24; NLT).

4. [They are] like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built (Luke 6:48; NLT).

Wake from the nightmare

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Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows
(John 16:33; NLT).

1. Let’s wake from the the nightmare
Of childhood,
And think of the mountains
We’ve crossed.

2. Let’s cast off the hell
Of our parents,
And rise above all
We have lost.

3. Let’s wake in the light
Of God’s kingdom
To think of his Son,
And forgive.

4. Let’s cast off depression
And darkness,
And rise in his strength –
Then we’ll live!

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References

1. Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you (Ephesians 5:14; NIV).

The gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult (Matthew 7:14; NLT).

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

2. Banish anxiety from you heart and and cast off the troubles of your body (Ecclesiastes 11:10; NIV).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

3. [Give] joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:12; NIV).

If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you (Matthew 6:14; NIV).

4. Those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired (Isaiah 40:31; NET).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).