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Topic: Walk (07/20/06)
TITLE: EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE YOUNG
By SYLVIA KING
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I had been in fourth grade when I made the decision to accept Jesus as my Savior. I was just a normal every day American kid. I was blessed by having a wonderful home and parents
that loved me. The worst thing I knew I had done was not always be obedient and tell a lie or two.But, I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders when I became a
Even though I was young I felt a great responsibility towards my lifestyle being so that
people would know my heart had change. I was shy and certainly not aggressive so outwardly
I figured it was going to be pretty hard to see a big difference.
By the time I was a seventh grader I wasn't sure I was doing a whole lot for the Lord. I prayed about it a lot
Seventh grade was the first year I got to take Home Economics. We had completed our semester on sewing and we were busy planning our first meal in cooking class. We were grouped at tables of four for our cooking project. The table across the room just didn't get along. Every day they argued and fussed among themselves. None of us were real comfortable being around them. I could tell Mrs. Camp was really stressed with the situation. But, what could I do?
When I went to bed I prayed about the problem. I wasn't real pleased with what I sensed
the Holy Spirit was prompting me to do. Why should I volunteer to change tables with one of the trouble makers? Lord, please, I begged, can't someone else do it? I'm scared. I reminded Him
I was really shy and this was going to be a real problem for me.
I waited until Mrs. Camp had a free period before I knocked on her office door.
"Come in. Now, what can I do for your Miss Janie?"
"Well, well, I just wanted to let you know that I would be willing to change tables with one of the girls at the front table if you needed me to."
There were several seconds of silence before she tilted my head to where we could make eye contact. Smiling she said, "Blessed is the peacemaker: for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9 NKJV
Wow, I learned a lot of things that day. The Lord will ask you to do things that might make you feel frightened but He's faithful to help you do what He tells you to do. It sure feels wonderful when you obey God and touch someone else's life because you did. I learned that even though I was young I could make a difference bywalking with the Lord.
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