Father, when we think of ourchildren going to school each day, urge us to pray for them. May we be aware of how to encourage them at the end of the day too, when they come home tired, and maybe discouraged.
Help us remember Raquel's advice, so we can help them be good witnesses for Christ in school. What she has recommended for us to tell the the children, will be helpful, aswe'll need to instruct them in God's ways in order for them to be victorious in handling their every-day experiences.
For our children to know in advance how to handle themselves, and the situations that arise, is going to enable them to shine for Jesus in school.
Thank You for urging Raquel to share these important pieces of advice with us today.
In the name of Jesus, we pray we'll follow through with them, to help our children in their walk with You. Amen.
Today’s Bible verse: 1 Chron. 29:12 "Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all: and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all."
Today’s quote:Cindy Sproles – “As parents, all we can do is raise our children
beneath the wings of Christ. Train them up in the ways of God and then, when
the babies spread their wings … pray. Pray fervently, continually, and with
deep passion. When they wander, pray. When they falter, pray. When they sin,
pray. When, when, when … just pray.” Cindy K. Sproles
Some thoughts today: Meekness is strength under control. God wants us to honor His Word, and to do what He's says in every occasion and opportunity of service. - The merciful will receive mercy. We're actually happy when we show mercy to others. Peacemakers are doing God's will. Often, our presence brings peace to the situation at hand, when we've been faithful to live for Christ. - Recognize when you've sin, and repent. The joy of the Lord is sure to return.
9th- Tuesday’s post:Comparison for Wedges of Sin
James Cagle (I urge you to read this, as it is an excellent message on what wedges of sin are, where they came from, and their effects)