Our Daily Manna Devotional 8 October 2023 TOPIC: THE PRIMARY SCHOOL ESSAY YOU MUST SEE!


Today’s devotional true story brings out why it pays to take time to look inward. A teacher from a primary school asked her students to write an essay about what they would like God to do for them.

At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional. Her husband, who had just one that made her very emotional. Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her: – What happened?” She answered “Read this.

It is one of my students’ essays. The student wrote: “Oh God, tonight I ask You something very special: Make me into a television. I want to take its place and live like the TV in my house. Have my own special place, and have my family around ME.

To be taken seriously when I talk… I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions. I want to have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired. And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me… And… I want my brothers to fight to be with me…! want to feel that the family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me. And last but not the least, ensure that I can make them all happy and entertain them. Lord, I don’t ask You for much. I just want to live like a TV.” At that moment, the husband said: “My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!”

The wife looked up at him and said:’That essay was what our son wrote in class today. ‘The father was “frozen.” Wow!

What essay will your children write about you? Always remember that: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.

No matter how busy you are, CREATE TIME FOR THE CHILDREN OR LOVED ONES around you! Note this: Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.

Hear James Baldwin: “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.”

Giacomo Leopardi quipped: Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything. Stake that phone call, send a WhatsApp message to them, etc.

Show that you care! Don’t make them feel like being your TV. Today’s scripture says: “Thou art the man!” (2 Samuel 12:7). Thou art the woman! Repent and pray now! (Give out an ODM copy next week).

Be ready to pray! Sometimes I am led to call NAMES and release a Prophetic WORD / direction/ Warning for those who log in. (Also, expect a crucial health TIP every Sunday Night).

Take any song of worship as led now.

1. Pray for children/grandchildren! Pray about destinies!

2. No child shall get Tonely because of me! So help me God.

Loose fruits of the womb! Loose marital connections today!

Pray about today!

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