Monday, April 12, 2010
Concerns for the Future...
Prov. 10:17~"He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. "
Prov. 11:22~"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion."
I'm praying for our culture. I'm praying for my daughters who are young women 'coming of age' in this world, this society, this currupt and sinful culture. I'm praying for wise, moral, godly choices to be made by our young people, both for the future of our country AND our families...
Lord, please keep a hedge of protection around our children. Lord, please cause them to listen to the voice of wisdom from Your Holy Spirit as He whispers in their ears. Lord, please cause them to be a standard, for You, in the midst of the temptation to follow the crowd into sin.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of parenthood that You have given us. Thank You, Lord, for being our Heavenly Father. Thank You, Lord, for how You work in our lives. Thank You, Lord, for Your love and care.
In Jesus' mighty Name, Amen.
DO NOT stop praying for your children! No matter how young or old they are. This is such a currupt & tempting world. Lately, I see so many young people ~ even from strong Christian families ~ making foolish, foolish choices.
Many of us will be blessed with grown children who make all the right choices and seem to cruise right through life...
Many of us will be the parents of Prodigals and will rejoice with the angels of Heaven at their return; but the scars of their folly will remain as a reminder ~ both of their folly and as reminders of the mire they were lifted out of...
And, even in the best of Christian families, there will be those who parent children that no amount of love, Bible teaching or parental guidence will stop them from making foolish CHOICES as they are being led astray by the influences of the poor choices of friends, cults and our culture at large.
If evil LOOKED like evil, we would have no problem, but remember, Satan was God's most beautiflul creation...that's why sin SEEMS so sweet & IS so tempting! It bites us only to either leave a terrible scar or kill you in the end...when our backs are turned, our guard is down and we least expect it.
It seems that I'm seeing this so much lately and my heart is burdened. I'm assuming that if the Lord has laid it on my heart, that I'm not the only one. I hope you will join me in praying for our children.
Blessings from Ohio, Kim<><