So, in honor of my Grammatically-correct daughter, Liz, today we review the all-important noun. Hey! Don’t leave! It gets interesting! Keep your seat and watch this!:
A noun is “a person, place, or thing”….
Get out your notebooks, class, and write this down ~~ the person’s, places and things with which we associate, affect us. (effect us? Did I use the right form of that there word, Liz?!)
We’re just mirrors. We reflect the world around us.
Who’s in your world, Mirror?
I mean, who and what are the persons, places and things affecting you? (effecting?!)
In the virtual world there could be 1000’s of persons, places and things rubbing off on you.
Read this effective poem on that very topic. (affecti….oh, never mind.)
“Twitter, Facebook, Movies, Wii.
Entertain! Entertain! Entertain me!!!
This is our life, our heart’s decree!
How sad! How mad! How lost are we…” ~ gloris young
Class, get out your notebooks again and copy down these persons, places and things the Bible says we should be reflecting:
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.” Proverbs 8:34 (That’s God, and he has lots to say to us if we’d listen…)
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ” Isaiah 26:3 (That’s the place to be, in Perfect Peace)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20 (It’s good to have some permanent things in our lives. The good we do for God and others, those are things that can never be taken away from us, the things we should really treasure.)
THE NOUN PRAYER (click on the verse references to read in context):
“Father, you are a Person, not a place or a thing. (Isaiah 48:12) You are a Person Who loves me. (John 3:16) You have important things to say to me. (Proverbs 8) No person, place, or thing I desire compares with You. (Proverbs 8:11) I haven’t taken enough time to listen to You. Help me set down my things and come away to a quiet place to spend some time with the most important Person in my life. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Do you know him, class? Click on the chalkboard to meet the Teacher: