Nurturing Great Kids, Day 15
Today’s reading is drawn from Ephesians 1:18.
Parents, dedicate yourself to praying that your children’s heart and soul will be aware of God’s hope. That they will know it for themselves. That their experiences with places and people of faith will ultimately call them to God and not turn them off to faith.
When they understand this from their own soul, they will experience hope. Without hope, this is a pretty tough world. Because of technology, our children will be exposed to more negative news than we ever were. If you do much blogging or read threads on websites, you can see how critical people can be. It’s easy to hide behind a computer screen and write hurtful comments.
That’s why their soul needs to be secure in the hope that only Christ can bring and why we need to pray this for them. We cannot protect them forever. They must learn how to defend themselves with the sword of the spirit. Also pray that they will be a positive influence on others who don’t know this hope. Pray Ephesians 1:18 over your children so they will be enlightened.
When Jesus gets their soul, he’ll take full control!
Points to Ponder
What do you pray daily for your children?
How can you be more specific in your prayer life?
Where do you see your children discovering their hope in Christ?
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.