In God’s vocabulary it is very high on his list of priorities for us humans but alas not so high on ours unless we get serious at living the Christian life (his enabling totally). No man/woman can ever see the Lord without His covering on our lives. The blood of Jesus does this for us by forgiving and cleansing us from sin, otherwise none of us could stand before an Almighty God. It then means that we can confidently relate to a Holy God who in fact has lived on our planet and knows what it is like and offers us a way to heaven.
Our children need to know and be encouraged to aim at living a pure life that is pleasing to God. Diamond Books is based on a couple of verses that help us keep our minds focused on what really matters and we are trusting that little people will be able to do this too. The apostle, Paul, says in Philippians 4:6-7(NIV) “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Our minds steer our lives and that of our children.
The Creation Series of Diamond Books aims to guide children’s minds to what is pure and lovely and admirable and right. The illustrations have such a big impact on their little minds and they have been so lovingly created by Sharon Rentta as she has received inspiration from God.
Let’s aim at purity and let God continually cleanse us from the evil effects of the world we live in. As we concentrate on what is wholesome and right and pure, God can actually make us like himself. God can keep us pure and if we sin we have an advocate with the Father through Jesus Christ who can keep our slates clean (see 1 John 1:5-2:2 in the Bible). This God is a trustworthy God and we can train our children to trust him and to believe what he says.
Then, as our children get older, they can more easily say ‘no’ to temptation (as it comes to all of us) so that they can learn to wait God’s time for the good things that God wants to give them. Books to help our teenagers can be obtained from Eden Christian Bookshop or St. Andrew’s Christian Bookshop online so that they can be encouraged to swim upstream and get to the goal of the best that God intended for them and for us all.