Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Valuable Lessons From Sunday School

  Our Sunday School teacher gave two great illustrations in this week's lesson that I never want to forget. Even though the applications are so simple these lessons are easily forgotten.
  Let me share them with you.

"When ever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to
yourself, ask yourself how you would act  were all the world looking at
you and act accordingly."
  Bro. Jason, our Sunday school teacher, said that he and his wife recently got their girls a swimming pool for the summer. And every night the girls are ready to show their daddy something new that they learned like "Daddy, Daddy. Look! I can dive just like you!" and they'll dive under for him. Then the next night they'll say "Daddy, Daddy. I can hold my breath under water just like you!" and they will go under and hold their breath. The next night they'll say "Daddy, Daddy. Look! I can open my eyes under water just like you!" and they'll dive under and look at him.
  Brother Jason went on to give a spiritual application. He said "It would be great if our kids would say 'Daddy, Daddy. Look! I can walk with God just like you.' or, 'Mommy, Mommy. I can pray just like you!'
  That simple illustration and application really did something for me. Now I don't have children of my own, and besides I'm not even married. But being one of the teenage girls in the church, the younger girls look up to me.
  Take T-bug for instance, a four year old whose real name is Trinity. She came up to me at church about a week ago to tell me that she was wearing yellow like me. She has also told her mom that she wants to wear flowers in her hair like one of my friends, Marissa.
  Now if a four-year-old can tell her parents that she wants to wear certain things just like Jessica and Marissa. Wouldn't it be so much better if she were to tell her mom and dad that she is serving the Lord because we older girls are serving him or she is telling others about Jesus because we do?
"You don't need to know where you are going, provided you know who you
are following."
  Bro. Jason went on to give another illustration.
  When the whole family goes to Walmart, Bro. Jason has the girls hold his hand as they cross the parking lot. And as long as they hold his hand, they can close their eyes and not worry about being ran over.
  As Christians, we can have the same assurance. As long as we hold God's hand and let him have control of our lives, then we can close our eyes and not worry about what troubles will come tomorrow for he has everything in control.
  Sometimes I find myself forgetting that God has everything in control. Even when I don't understand why I may be going through a storm right now, God sees the whole picture and just like the song 'Living By Faith' says, He will carry me through.
Living By Faith
I care not today what tomorrow may bring,
If shadow or sunshine or rain;
The Lord I know ruleth o'er everything,
And all of my worry is vain.
I know that He safely will carry me through,
No matter what evils betide;
Why should I then care though the tempests may blow,
If Jesus walks close to my side.
Living by faith, in Jesus above,
Trusting, confiding in his great love;
From all harm safe in His sheltering arm,
I'm living by faith, and feel no alarm.


  1. An inspiring blog post! Thanks Jessi.

  2. Great thoughts and well- written:)

  3. Don't you just have the best SS teacher ever?

    Not only is this a beautiful "life lesson" but you learned it well and it will serve you well.

    One day you will be an awesome mother.............

  4. Wonderful illustrations! They really hit home! Thank you for a great post! Pinning this to my "Favorite Blog Posts" board so I can go back to it.