Devotionals

Pause and Pray

And I will do whatever you ask in my name,

so that the Son may bring glory

to the Father John 14:13

While inside the classroom, my student’s phone rang. Although she’s not allowed to open it, she did and showed her classmate the message. Her classmate was terrified and told me, “Teacher, the North Koreans bombed us now! I don’t want to die!” Soon, everybody in the class was terrified.

I can’t continue the class because everybody’s busy talking about the bombing. I asked them if they know how to pray aside from our memorized prayer before and after the class (because most of them are not Christians). They nodded, so I told them to pause for a while and pray. Everybody folded their hands, bowed down their heads and silently prayed. The class was quite for a few minutes.

Anything is possible with God. He is always there whenever we need Him. He will protect us not just from North Koreans but from any dangers that we face everyday. Anywhere we are let’s not forget to pause and pray.

Dear God, please protect and help us each day. Amen.

Devotionals

Sorry…

I will set out and go back to my father

and say to him: Father I have sinned against

heaven and against you.

Luke 15:18

             “Ouch! Aaron, it’s painful! ” I said as Aaron ran down the stairs after hitting my arms. He stopped and looked at me. He folded his hands then bowed down and says, “Teacher sorry,”  When I was on my way home and he was at the playground, he ran to me and said, “Teacher sorry, sorry, sorry.” I smiled and say, “I’m okay now, just don’t do it again.

This boy was my student before he was transferred to another class. Everybody will agree that he’s the naughtiest boy in school. I was actually pissed off when he hit me in my arms. I know he didn’t do it to make me mad but to call my attention because I usually play with him. Saying sorry is really hard for him, I know.

As I walked home, I realized something. Do I also make things that make my Heavenly Father sad? Sometimes I don’t just hit Him in the arm but strike Him in His heart. I always make Him sad and make His heart broken although I really want to be a good child. It is really hard to say sorry. They said it’s the hardest word to say. I feel guilty every time I ask for His forgiveness for the sins I’ve committed because sometimes I’m not really sorry for those sins. I asked forgiveness not really from my heart that’s why I keep of doing it and sinning over and over.

Dear God, I am so sorry for all the things I’ve done that made you sad. Help me to do things that could make you smile.  Amen.