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Saturday, May 16, 2009

praying for my kids

today, i'm finding myself longing for a deeper revelation concerning the manifestation of God's character in my life. i know that i am the righteousness of God because of Jesus. i have exchanged my filthy rags for His fine linen. but, i want to experience more of the power and fruit of this brand new garment that i have been given by my Lord and Saviour. i want to laugh when He laughs. i want to cry when He cries. i want to respond the way He responds. i want to say what He says. i want to reveal His character in all that i do. and i want my children to experience this same kind of relationship with their Heavenly Father too.

as i looked into the Word of God today i heard the Lord speaking to my spirit concerning my children and this issue that was pressing strongly in my mind and heart. i want my children to develop their own personal relationship with God through His Word. but, i do not want to make them feel like reading their Bible and praying is something that they have to do, but something that they desire to do themselves. i know that if they do not understand, that when they read the Word, it is actually God speaking to them, revealing Himself in a personal way, then all they are accomplishing by reading it is just filling their mind with more information. and, they will not being changed by the power of what they read.

i have known many people who know the Bible inside and out and yet do not have the joy or peace that the revelation of the Truth brings to the person who seeks the Word of God as if they have found a priceless treasure with a never-ending bottom, knowing that God Himself has spoken each word to bring them a fuller understanding of Who He is. these people could be doctors of the Mosaic Law. They argue about seemingly unimportant, purposeless issues just to make themselves look as if they are so well-versed in Scripture. and yet they seem to be a stranger to the One who spoke every word. Paul refers to these types of people in I Timothy, chapter one.

i do not want this for my kids. so i pray today; "Lord, i know you love me and i know you love my children. i'm asking you today to draw my children to your heart through your written word. speak to them and reveal yourself to the deepest areas of their heart. help them to see that when they read Your Word, You are speaking directly to them revealing all that You are and all that You long for them to become because of Your love for them. create in them a tender heart and an attitude of awe for your written Word that will motivate them to read it and be changed by the revelation that You show them through it. Thank you Lord that you love them even more than i do."

14 comments:

Kellie Felmey said...

I love this, this is my prayer for my children also!!!

Kelly's Ideas said...

That is a beautiful prayer.. As Followers of Christ - we need go into His word and stay away from people who boast of their knowledge..because if they were truly "knowledgeable" they would not be boasting. You children are blessed to be loved by such an awesome mom.

Kelly

Jamie said...

"to reveal His character in all that I do"...I so want that too. Excellent post!

Connie said...

Isn't this the desire of every momma's heart? Oh for my children to grow in their relationship with Jesus, to know Him, to know who they are in Him, to learn to trust Him with all of their heart is the greatest desire of my heart.
Isn't it good to know that we have a promise in Jesus and can rest in the truth that He is working His will and purpose out in each of their lives, which is a heart that trusts Him and a life that glorifies Him!

Help us trust you, Lord, with all of our hearts.

Great post!

Sarah Dawn said...

Amen! You said it beautifully, no more words needed.

Hugs from this warrior mommy,
Sarah Dawn

E @ Scottsville said...

Ahhh, the power of PRAYING MOMS! What a wonderful post!

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting us over at "Five Moms & A Blog"! We're excited about meeting lots of new bloggers due to this new adventure. =0)

~Erica

Andrea said...

Keep praying....all of my children, but one are grown...each of them growing into the people GOD created them to be. My knees and heart have become tired at times, but GOD has been faithful to answer and work in and through each of their live.
Beautiful post from your loving "mommie heart"..

judy said...

I AGREE YOUR PRAYERS FOR BOTH MY DAUGHTERS FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND MY GRANDCHILDREN AND MY GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER!! WHERE 2 OR 3 AGREE.....

saleslady371 said...

Your children are blessed to have a mom pray like this for them. It is far more important that God draws their heart than that they perform on the outside just to please mom. You are one wise lady.

~*Michelle*~ said...

how blessed are your children to call you "Mom"!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Such a worthy prayer! And such wisdom to back it!

My babies are your age ... I pray for them still (all three, now 40, 38 & 36). We mothers carry them beneath our heart prior to birth, and then attached to it when once they arrive.

God bless you!

Kathleen

P.S. I'm glad you dropped in today. I'll be back to visit you as well ...

gracetalkwithdaveda said...

I am right there with you friend! I am thanking God everyday for His sometimes unseen, to be seen work in my childrens lives! I am believing and trusting in His power, wisdom and goodness, to work in them. and also so thankful that none of this happening is dependant on me...I could never accomplish in them what God can!

Jennifer said...

Great post.

This is what hits me:

"I have known many people who know the Bible inside and out and yet do not have the joy or peace that the revelation of the Truth brings ..."

Heart knowledge vs. Head knowledge. I want both. But if I get one right, I want it be in the HEART Knowledge. I want the same for my kids.

Kim said...

amen!