June

Today's Inspiration: The season of fruitfulness increases as we enter the month of July. Wherever we are led as we act in obedience, anointing of empowerment follows and whatever we touch prosper. Meditate on the fertility of the land of Goshen which Joseph says is the best land in Egypt to graze the sheep and cattle and the increase of the earth be fat and plentiful. Isaiah 30:23-24. Every high thing must come down. The lowly will be exalted. Light will shine your way extraordinarily. Miracles will follow you as you act in faith. It's time to move to Goshen to see the land bearing fruits and flowers blooming in the orchard. V26. Songs 2:13. It is time to rejoice. Sorrow and sighing are no more. Isaiah 35:10.

No inhabitant shall be sick for the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity. Isaiah 33:24.

Attain righteousness for the work of righteousness will be peace and the result of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. As God's dearly beloved people, love, peace and joy should dwell in us as these are eternal values. What better promises than the security God assured us? Isaiah 32:18.

How can we build up a God honouring conscience? The word is 'consistency'. This is developed from childhood. We need to be consistent in our discipline. Without consequences for unacceptable behaviour and praises for acceptable behaviour communicated to a child as young as two, will end up in rebellion from them. The child cannot develop a conscience and when this is not developed, he or she resorted to be manipulative and controlling for a lifetime.

Children test their parents' patience at the age of two. At this age they try to become their own authority and believe the world centres around their desires. Discipline is important for their learning as they discover the importance of boundaries and directives. Proper discipline is essential because it equals validation, attention and love. Without discipline with love, they grow up being rebellious. Rebellion is like the sin of witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15:23. When a child is showered with gifts and love only, without discipline, they will grow up manipulating and controlling others to get what they want and this is unhealthy in developing relationships as they grow up. With this tool in hand, your child will grow up to be able to operate corporately in the family, business, career or even serving in church. God be praised. His ways are higher than ours. Isaiah 55:8-9.