Lamb asks shepherd... A blog of stories for discipling children of all ages

Be lifted higher - trees have their hands up

Be lifted up, be lifted higher …Do you like trees, lamb?

Hello shepherd. Why trees?

I love the way they always
Raise their arms
Like people
praising God.


I see that.

Look at me, I’m skipping.
Look how high I can go.

Are you praising God?

I am now.

You are jumping higher now, too.

Yes, I feel amazing.

That is the value of praise.
Do you know why?

No, shepherd, but I love it.

Can you feel something?

Yes, it feels like love.
The colours are brighter.
The air feels warmer.
I feel
I am amazing.

Yes, lamb
You are always loved
and you feel it most
when you and God connect.

When is that, shepherd?

When is what?

When do I connect most
With God.

When you praise Him
Of course.

Why of course?

He lives
In your song.

In my song?
Do I sing?

When you skip,
you are singing.

And when I bleat
Like this…

No not like that.

How about this.

That’s better.

How’s this…

Hallelujah? That is good, lamb.

What does Balelubah mean?

Hurrah for God.

O. So shepherd.
When I sing,
Will He be there?

I am always with you, lamb.
Heaven meets you
When you praise.

O shepherd. I like that.

I think I will praise.
More often.

Great idea.
Go lamb go.



[As you pray, address yourself sincerely and with all your heart to God, as best you can. Best to say out loud, be still, and see if He says anything back to you, or changes the way you feel.]

Dear shepherd,

thank you for coming
to teach us about life and joy.

And about the Father.
Your God and my God.

Please can you
help me to

Say Balelubaaaa

Especially when things are going wrong

so that heaven
can come to me
and God live
in my song.


Thank you God.
Love you.

From little lamb.

References (from the Bible)

Psalm 5 verse 3
My voice you shall hear in the morning, O lord.

Psalm 13, verse 5-6
I have trusted in your mercy
My heart shall rejoice in your salvation
I will sing to the Lord
Because He has dealt bountifully with me [given me many good things].

Psalm 16 verse 7-8,11
I will bless the LORD who has given me [advice]
My heart also instructs me in the night.
I have set the LORD always before me
Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be [disturbed].

You will show me that path of life.
In your presence is fullness of joy.
At your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 17 verse 8
Keep me in the apple of your eye
Hide me under the shadow of your wings
From the wicked who oppress me.

Psalm 18 verse 1-3, 22 verse 3, 50 verse 6
I will love you O lord my strength
The lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer

Yet you are holy, O you who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
[roughly means that God lives in our praise, our songs of delight in Him].

Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord.

Isaiah 55 verse 12
You will go out with joy and be led forth with peace.
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands!

Jeremiah 13 verse 11
"For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel [of God] .. cling to Me," declares the LORD, "that they might be for Me a people,
for renown,
for praise and for glory"

Jonah 2 verse 9
[Jonah is praying to God from the stomach of the big fish which had swallowed him up.]
But I will sacrifice to You
with the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation is from the Lord.

Matthew 5 verse 11-13
[Jesus is speaking - it is one of His most famous sermons.]

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you
and falsely say all kinds of evil against you
because of Me.
Rejoice and be glad
for your reward in heaven is great;
for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

John 20 verse 17
[Jesus is speaking to Mary, the first person to see him after his resurrection from death.]
Jesus said to her,
"Stop clinging to me, for
I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers (the disciples)
and tell them
'I am going up to My Father and your Father,
to My God and your God'."

Ephesians 5 verse 18 - 21
Do not get drunk with wine
for that is dissipation [a waste]
but be filled with the Spirit
speaking to one another in psalms
and hymns
and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord

always giving thanks for all things
in the Name of our LORD Jesus Christ
to God, that is, The Father
and [respect] one another in the fear of Christ.

[Being drunk with the Spirit of God is better than wine

- why do you think that the first folks baptised in the Holy Spirit were thought to be drunk??]
[God made us to make music, for Him]

Philippians 4 verse 4-5
Rejoice in the LORD always; again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all.
The LORD is near you.

Hebrews 13 verse 15
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

Bible version - New American Standard Version with some difficult parts transliterated and commented by me.
Posted on Wix as BLOG 7 on 23rd April 2020
Reposted on S3 25 Aug 2020

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