My! How time flies.
About two weeks ago I shared Part 1- a post that was on my heart particularly for parents who’ve lost custody of their children for good. A couple days later I took notes on paper about the very things I pray about for my children, both boys. Those are the things I’m sharing today, the ways I pray God will bless my sons’ lives.
I pray that…
1. They will come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and to walk faithfully (obediently) with Him.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
2. That their father and I rear them up well to follow the Lord faithfully- because obedience is the key to blessing.
Deuteronomy 6:7 “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Ephesians 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
3. They would be sensitive when the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sins.
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
4. They will keep themselves physically (sexually) pure for their future wife.
Ephesians 5: 3-6 “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
5. Their future wives be faithful women who will have chosen to keep themselves pure as well.
II Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
This is a very very short list, but oh my, what an impact these life-changing decisions will have on not only their lives but on their children’s lives!
I’ve been writing my way through the book of Proverbs for a couple months or so now and what a blessing it is. To take a little time and write each word and to think about it as I go. We call this “daily in the word” and I’ve been sharing a verse from my devotional time with my Facebook page followers lately.
There’s so much wisdom in the book of Proverbs for parents. I might just have to write a Part 3 🙂 !