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Teaching Children About God And Faith

sunday  schoolChildren are so innocent and they often belief everything that is explained to them in ways that they can understand. The subject of faith and God are very complex, but children can be made to understand them in the simpler ways that they understand. Although they may not see God, they can believe in Him because of what the Bible says He is and because of what He does. Actually, the moment children accept that the earth and all that is it were created by God, then they have already shown what faith is. Faith is believing in the things that we cannot see.
Teaching children about faith and God is not as difficult as most people seem to think. Children are already aware of God and this just helps to clarify some things that they may be having questions about.
After taking a break from school, I decided to drop my samples of office manager resume in a church run school. Although I am still waiting for them to get back to me, I am a volunteer Sunday school teacher. I also met another Sunday school teacher who is a cna. She is still in school, but is looking for a part-time job as a cna and when she is not busy, she takes copies of her cna resume to different companies. I love teaching kids about God and faith. Here is what I teach them about God and faith.
Let them understand God
Teach children to always associate Gods creation with the ability to make things here on earth, although he cannot be seen or touched physically. Explain to them in practical terms who God is. For instance, you can take the Genesis creation account, read it with a child then walk outside and ask the child to show you what things God created. Let the child know that God created all living things so that we could enjoy them and we have a responsibility in taking care of them.
Provide kids with an understanding of faith
Discuss faith with children in terms of trust. Tell them that faith means to trust God who cannot be seen, to do what he has promised. For instance, ask the child if you told her you were going to buy her some ice cream next week, would she believe it? In most instances, she will say ‘yes’ because she knows that you are capable of doing it. Tell them that God is the same way. What he says he is able to do in the Bible he is able to do it.
Allow children to experience God and faith themselves
Teach children to always pray to God and ask for something from him. Let them know that it is only God who can make the decision about the request. God can either say yes, no, or wait. After the child makes the request, tell her to continue doing the things they do normally because God will reveal to them the answer. Sometimes, you may need to help the child to identify the answer God gives them.
Make every opportunity a learning moment
If the child is sick or someone else is, teach the child that God can choose to heal sick people if he wants to. You can ask the child to request God to heal the sick person. If the sick person recovers, then tell the kid that God has healed that person so that they could serve him. If the person dies, tell them that God took away that person so that they could stop suffering.

How Did God Create the Universe?

universeDid God really create the universe? Does God really exist? And if he does, how did he create the universe? Well, this article will help you understand how God created the universe so that even as you call Him the creator of heaven and earth, you will have a deeper understanding. Let’s get started!

Universe was created via God’s powers:
The ‘laws of nature’, not necessarily God controls every activity in the universe. Everything that takes place or exists is as a result of these laws rather than God’s direct intervention. God isn’t a king who sits on his far away throne to direct directions of the universe. He is an infinite creative power who is the one that created these ‘laws of nature’ and therefore the universe came into existence.

Even though the laws of nature control every activity in the universe, it is only God who has complete power over the universe and the laws. The laws are just the arms that carry out God’s wishes, even though no one really knows what God’s wishes are. We all guess, even the most renowned weather forecasts.

The earthly concept of God the creator of everything is necessarily not based on myths and stories. When religious God is based on faith and myths told in the bible, the secular God the creator of the universe is based more on reasons. For example, this God created the laws of inertia, energy, gravity, mass, and many more but not on commandments and religions which are simply based on religious faith.

How did the laws of nature come into existence?
Did the ‘laws of nature’ exist or did they simply come spontaneously into existence? Or is there a brainy and creative power behind their existence? These questions are beyond the scope of science and they can only be discussed in the monarchy of philosophy and metaphysics, also known as human imaginations. Sciences only discover, theorize, and investigate on the physical laws of nature but we cannot believe in them 100%.

God (an intelligent power) created the ‘laws of nature’ and as a result of their action, the universe came into existence. If there were no laws of nature, then there would be no universe. The laws exist because God designed them, brought them into existence, and gave them domain over the universe.

Did the ‘laws of nature’ exist or they spontaneously come into existence?
Human beings, through the power of imaginations possess unique ability over animal kingdom and are able to imagine Gods existence. They are also able to comprehend some of the wonders that came into existence through these ‘laws of nature’. The laws are the phenomena that guide, create, and control everything in the universe. Gravity, inertia, quantum mechanics, biology electromagnetic emissions are just some of the laws that are invariant, all powerful, and unbreakable thus giving universe its unique personality.

Science has discovered and tried to explain some of these laws. Some explanations are correct, some are questionable, and there are probably others that are not yet discovered. This is because science is limited to discovering as well as explaining the law of nature. They have got no power to discover their origin since this is a domain of philosophers and metaphysics.

All human progress is based on their ability to imagine. Every step that mankind has made to progress throughout world existence began with someone’s imagination. This is because imagination is the key to mankind understanding. In the absence of imagination there could be no supernatural Gods, devils, aliens, myths, angels, stories, and more. Mankind imagination is the only connection that humans have with God the creator of everything. There would be no science, philosophy, or creativity if God did not give us power to imagine. This power makes us unique amongst the animal kingdom. With the above information, I hope you now have a clue of how God created the universe.