“And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
-Child in Hebrew is written as yeled which can be sighted in innumerable places of the Bible having different meanings & implications.
-Jochebed the mother of Moses strategically placed him in an ark near Pharaoh’s house & when her daughter came to bath, she found him. Coming from the family of Levites the tribe of priests, Moses was ordained by God to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Pharaoh’s daughter accepted Moses as her own child integrating him into the family of kings & named him Moses for he was drawn from water; a picture of baptism. In the same way; Jesus our Savior began His ministry by being baptized in the river Jordan where the Holy Spirit descended upon Him & God said “This is my beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased”(Mat 3:16-17). Through the blood of Jesus, we have been made priests & kings to Him Who is worthy of all glory & dominion forever & ever (Rev 1:6), & have been called to take charge of our different callings & environments wherever we are.
We thank You Abba Father for Your goodness & mercy upon our lives, families & nation, all glory & dominion belongs to You. We submit our hearts to You in the humility of little children ready to be taught & directed by You Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. You have made us kings & priests by Your precious blood Jesus, help us to take charge of our different callings according to Your will. Have mercy on all those who are sick & suffering Jesus, those who are struggling in business, work, unemployment, marriages, relationships, families, school & those who lack basic needs. Revive all the sectors of our economy & hear all our petitions Father, we humbly ask You. Give us innovative ideas, gifts & talents to handle new opportunities Father. All glory & dominion belongs to You Lord; forever & ever. Amen
1 Kings 3:7
“Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.”
-When King Solomon received a divine dream, he reported his inexperience in leadership & lack of wisdom like a little child. With these genuine inadequacies in intellectual power & humble exposure of his unfeigned desires geared towards good governance, God graciously granted him wisdom to rule the people by applying the law & Gods’ judicial invocation. God calls everyone who lacks wisdom to ask from Him & He will give liberally to all; without reproach (Jam 1:5). We know that wisdom is the principal thing & in all our getting we are called to get understanding for these will guide us in our various interactions & responsibilities in pursuit of the Kingdom agenda which we have been created for; according to the will of the Father.
Father we thank for this opportunity to see yet another beautiful day. It is not by our power or might by Your Spirit Lord. We are Your little children; have mercy on us & grant us the gift of wisdom Holy Spirit for our souls yearn for You. Direct us in truth & justice we humbly ask You Jesus, & help us to be responsible leaders in our areas of domain. You have called us to be kings & priests with a mandate to rule on earth, direct us in Your wisdom Lord. May Your will Father; prevail above all else. Amen
1 Samuel 1:27-28
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.”
-Hannah was barren & in desolation prayed for a child in the presence of Eli the priest who thought she was drunk but prayed to God for her blessing. Hannah promised to dedicate Samuel to the Lord & she did not relent but accomplished her promise & the Lord made him priest. Praying for children & dedicating them to God was an essential obligation to ensure continued service to God & to the society; as it is today. Priests often offered unspotted sacrifices to the Lord which dictates the standard of the sacrifices we should offer to God & most importantly; offer our bodies as pleasing sacrifices to God.
Lord Jesus You are the King of kings & Lord of lords, the great I Am & the great High priest, received all our prayers, petitions & thanksgiving that we offer to You. We thank You for the gift of children Lord & dedicate all our children unto You that You may guide them in their lives & families. We pray for all those who have been unable to bear children & all the unborn that You bless them for with You nothing is impossible. We pray for all the sick children; those suffering from cerebral palsy, bronchitis, drug addiction & many other diseases, that You may heal & deliver them Jesus; for by Your stripes they are healed. We pray for all the street children & all those the devil has placed a claim of failure, depression & premature death, that You may deliver them all Jesus. Have mercy Lord on all the school going children that You may prosper them even as they start working & have their own families. Remember also Father those who are unemployed, struggling & seeking better work & business opportunities, hear all our prayers for Your love & mercy endures forever. Cover us all Jesus with Your precious blood we dedicate our lives & families unto You; that You bless us & prosper us in all things & live in peace for many generations to come. All glory & praise belongs to You Jesus now & forever. Amen
1 Corinthians 13:11
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
-Natural childhood & infancy is analogous to spiritual maturity & sonship given the above context with exposure to Gods’ word. A child’s speech, understanding & thought process vanish with time; all other things held constant. Like a child is taught how to walk, talk, write, eat etc, one who submits to God the Father with a pure & contrite heart has the privilege to see God in their lives & to be led in many spheres. Some have deliberately refused to change their mindset, evil interactions, unforgiveness, sinful ways having knowledge of the truth & have looked back into their past lives which has turned them into pillars of salt like Lot’s wife, yielding spiritual stagnation & death. God desires that we follow Him as children of light knowing that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus our Lord & Saviour calls us to take heed to His word, change our thinking & consequently change their lives & the lives of others; in a progression of lordship.
We humble beseech You Jesus our Lord & Saviour, have mercy on us & deliver us from all evil that may cause a stagnation in our lives. Forgive us our sins, sins of our families, friends, leaders, nation & those of the whole world. Cleanse us by Your precious blood Jesus from all sins we have committed either knowingly & unknowingly, those in our thoughts & in our hearts, sins of our utterances & those we have repeatedly committed; & remember them no more. Give us the grace Jesus to walk as children of light & truth that we may put away all childish things. Renew our minds Lord; so that we may focus on Your holy will & prosper us in all our ways. Thank You Abba Father for loving us with an everlasting love. Amen
”Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
-As the disciples argued on who will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven & Jesus taught that one must be converted & become like a little child to enter His kingdom. Humility precipitates inheritance of Gods’ kingdom which is domicile within us (Lk 17:21). Jesus’ revelations on the beatitudes is essentially a message to His children about His kingdom principles. He added that the kingdom of God belongs to those who are poor in spirit & those who are persecuted for righteousness sake. He also spoke about humility saying that those who are meek will inherit the earth. Like a little child who is innocent, humble & is instructed by the Holy Spirit, those who are led by the Spirit of God are referred to as sons of God. We are also called to humble ourselves, live well with others, take heed to the word of God until He comes back to unveil a new heaven & new earth where we shall dwell forever.
-The theme child resonates around priesthood & kingship which Christ purchased for us by His blood so that we may have dominion & reign in all the earth. Jesus invites us to become like little children; ready to be taught by Him as He dwell in us together with the Father & the Holy Spirit as His kingdom dwells within us. This is an emphasis to each one of us to love God & our neighbours, to dwell in peace & reconciliation with one another as we wait for His second coming in glory to make everything new while we occupy our positions of domain here on earth as echoes in the beatitudes & His parables.
We thank You Jehovah for this far You have brought us, receive all the glory & praise. May Your kingdom come & Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven Lord. In poverty of heart we come to You yearning to be fill us with Your gifts, fruit & graces; Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. We are Your children Lord; teach us Your kingdom principles & walk with us in our areas of domain for the glory of Your name. All honor, wisdom, riches, power & strength belongs to You Lord; now & forever. Amen