Pursuing Wisdom

Dear Lord

Thank you for your Word. 

Thank you that as we read it daily as a family, our children will know the fear of the Lord – and thus, wisdom….

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

Wisdom will enter their hearts …

knowledge will be pleasant to their soul….

Discretion will protect them…

Understanding will guard them…

And then …. they will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. 

Amen. 

“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you….Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:10-11, 20‬ ‭NIV‬http://bible.com/111/pro.2.10-11,20.niv

Advertisements

Pursuing God 

Father, I pray that my children acknowledge you. 

I pray that they serve you with wholehearted devotion. 

I pray that they serve you will a willing heart. 

I pray that they seek You

… and I thank you because there is no doubt that in seeking you, they will find you. 

Amen.

““And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭28:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

http://bible.com/111/1ch.28.9.niv

    Teaching Children Hospitality

    We had guest this weekend, my niece and nephew were visiting and I woke up this morning reflecting on the visit.

    I noted that as much as  my kids were behaved, the needed a little more help in being amazing hosts.  I d how I spent time in prayer asking God to show me how I can help them learn how to put others first, how to share without being prompted to do so,  and how I can train them to be great hosts so that those who walk in to our gates, will find a place of refuge… which is what our home is … A place of refuge!

    And so, this week, we will be focusing on hospitality in our home.

    How do you do it?

    I found a few resources from those who have gone ahead of me in their homes and I will post them here as I go on this journey of training my kids.

    Teaching Children Hospitality.

    Praying for our Children … Day 13

    Jeremiah 13:11

    As a loincloth clings to a man’s waist, so I created Judah and Israel to cling to me, says the LORD. They were to be my people, my pride, my glory–an honor to my name. But they would not listen to me.  NLT

    Precious Lord

    I pray that my children would

    cling to you,

    hold on to you,

    stick to you,

    stand and abide by you,

    cherish you,

    remain true to you

    and have faith in you and only you.

    I pray that in their lifetime, they would bring you praise, glory and honor.

    I pray that they not only hear your words, but walk in obedience to your voice, serving no other Gods but you.

    I pray that they would not depart from you Oh Lord, but cleave to you.

    Amen

    A mummys Prayer for HELP…

    HELP!

    ImageSometimes, dear Lord, it seems as tho’
    the children never stop!
    They ask and ask, and ask again,
    until my ears near pop!

    Mum, fix my shoe,” “Help brush my hair.”
    “I want another drink.”
    “Come quickly, Mum, I think the cat
    has fallen in the sink!”

    Demands, demands, and more demands,
    Help, Lord, it’s getting tough.
    I know that mothers should be kind,
    but this one’s had enough!

    What’s that, dear God? You mean to say
    These children are in Your plan?
    To help me learn to grow into
    A more mature woman?

    Dear Lord, I know You gave and gave,
    Had so much patience too,
    .Help me to see a mother’s job
    Can make me more like You.

    By Jenny Hodgkinson
    Printed in Above Rubies, #11.

    ************************

    I read this prayer yesterday, and it completely resonated with where I was at.

    After a long day, with the kids, they were somehow pushing all the wrong buttons.

    KMapple decided to do No.2 in the bath, as I stood right there!! *sigh*!! KKApple was being moody and KMUapple, wanted to touch everything and anything, and I just felt overwhelmed and aaarrrgggghhhhhh.

    My realization…

    That even in the midst of the chaos of motherhood and parenting, I am to ‘NOT LET MY CHARACTER BE CHANGED OR AFFECTED BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND PEOPLE’

    That I am to be a reflection of Christ, even when my children drive me crazy

    That I am to be a reflection of Christ, even when I am tired and beat

    That my children will be drawn to the Person of Jesus Christ when they are with mummy.

    This one only Jesus can help me in, and so to this prayer I say Amen.

    Praying for our Children… Day 12

    Dear Lord

    I pray that kindness, truth and love will never leave my children

    I pray that they would bind them around their neck and write them on the tablet of their hearts, so that they will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.

    I pray that they will trust you with all their hearts, leaning not on their own understanding.

    I pray that they will acknowledge you in all their ways, and that as they do this, you will make all their paths straight.

    Proverbs 3:4-6

    Amen

    Praying for our children… Day 11

    Society Finches
    Society Finches (Photo credit: dog.happy.art)

    Precious Lord

    I pray that my children will be kind women and men of God, who are of a humble and broken spirit.

    I pray that they would tremble at your word and revere your commands.

    I pray that they will acknowledge you in all their ways, so that you will make their  paths straight.

    I pray that they will not be wise in their own eyes.

    That they will fear the Lord and turn from evil.

    That this will be healing to their bodies and refreshment to their bones.

    Amen