"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

July 6, 2016

Wednesdays in the Word

One of the verses I pray for my kids is Isaiah 30:21.

 "Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying 'This is the way, walk in it,' Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left." 
Amen! I believe He will meet them in the moments they need His direction most and show them which path is His.

This verse reminded me that it could be my voice they 'hear' in their moment of need:

"Take seriously what your parents teach you. My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake the law of your mother." "When you roam, they will keep you. And when you awake, they will speak with you." Prov. 6:20, 22
And here's a plug for making sure the words they remember us saying were words of life and encouragement and not the opposite. Amen? You don't have to look hard to find adults who still struggle to get over the things their parents said to them unfortunately.

"For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life."
(yes, amen!)
I like how the Living Bible puts it.
"For (parent's) advice is a beam of light directed into the dark corners of your mind to warn you of danger and give you a good life." 
-They may not want to always receive our awesome beam of light ; )
 but let's pray they do when they really need it.

Because if you read further, all this advice of ours is to keep them from immorality! From having their lives "reduced to a crust of bread." v. 25
Because they can't "take fire to their chest and their clothes not be burned" or "walk on hot coals and not have their feet seared." v. 27 And they may not realize it can "destroy their own soul." v. 32

May God give our kids the hearts to always "Hear instruction and be wise." 
Prov. 8:33

"For wisdom is better than rubies and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her." Prov. 8:11    "Whoever finds me (wisdom) finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord." v.35

What could be better than God's favor?


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