By: Mandy Hill
Point your kids in the right direction— when they’re old they won’t be lost. (Proverbs 22:6)
I saw a quote this morning by Joyce Meyer that really spoke to me:
“You can’t get by on secondhand faith. It doesn’t matter what your Mama believes. You have to find out what YOU believe.” -JM
It’s true that I am praying my guts out that my kids grow up to believe in Jesus Christ like my husband and I do. It is also true that they have the choice to believe in whatever they want.
I believe it takes so much more than words to leave an eternal impression on our children. We need to be living examples of God’s truth and love. We need to pray without ceasing for their salvation. We need to share with them the wonder of the miracles that God does in our lives; both big and small.
God gives us lots of opportunities to share the realness of our God. Will you embrace these opportunities?
Jesus, thank you for my precious children. I pray for their hearts, that they would seek you with all of theirs. That they would turn to you at all times. That they would live in your truths and share them with their children, and their children’s children. Jesus, I pray for my sisters with young kids, give them wisdom as they raise their children to serve you. I also pray for my sisters with older children who are running from you……Jesus, I pray that you’ll give them peace and perseverance to continue living an example of truth. I pray for those kids who are running, please help them to see the truth and turn back to you. I pray these things in your holy name, Jesus, Amen.