PROVERBS 22:6 NKJ
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
God expects parents to raise their children to serve Him. Parents will answer to God for every child He entrusts to their care.
It weighs somewhat heavy upon my heart if I have planted enough seeds of wisdom in my children. I mean, there's a fine line between having religion forced down your throat as I was as a child. I never wanted to bring up my boys in or with the fire and brimstone mentality. That sort of thinking scared the living daylights out of as a child.
As well, I was raised a Catholic, up to the point of my early teens and then suddenly, my parents changed up their beliefs and doctrine. We then became "Born Again" which I have no problem with but my eclectic upbringing has caused me to be mindful of forced religion and the hang-ups that go right along with it.
At the same time, I pray that I will have enough time left on this earth to plant more seeds, seeds of faith. I want my children and grand children to know, long after I am gone, that even though I am not there with them, I await there arrival at Heaven's Gate. I also want to impart upon them that, yet again, even though I am gone, they are never ever alone.
Jesus is with them always. Jesus is just like the air we breathe, the wind that blows our hair, we can not actually see that air moving the leaves on the trees but we see the movement and we know, never questioning or worrying that we will have that air, that wind. We can not live or survive literally as well as figuratively without Him.
Our Lord moves through our lives just like the wind, surrounding us, fulfilling and omnipresent.
Oh gracious and Heavenly Host hear my prayers, forgive my sins as well as the sins of my children. I give You thanks and praise and I am eternally grateful for Your presence in my life and the lives of my children. I ask that You stay close. I ask that You place Your Angels at the foot of my grandbabies beds. I also ask for Your Angels to stand guard over my entire family. Please heal our family, my Lord, my God.
You have brought me this far for a reason. Allow me the time to plant the seeds I am meant to sow. Give me the wisdom, strength and words to impart Your presence within our family.
You are an awesome God and I truly thank You for the many many blessings bestowed upon us. May my children know You as well as worship Your Name. I ask for Your continued presence amongst us, to guide us all and keep us safe.
My faith dictates calm assurance but quite often I have such anxiety. Calm the storm, my sweet sweet Jesus. As well, I have been charged with leading this family, I am the Matriarch. I have failed in so many ways, in the past. Forgive my transgressions and allow me to learn from these many mistakes. Allow them to make me stronger. The urgency is there to plant these seeds.
Yes my Lord, there is urgency to get this book done too. I ask for Your help. I want it to be to the glory of Your Name. A testament of Your awesome power. I also ask for the wisdom and words to help the many souls that write to us for help. No easy task, allow our words to never hinder but to help.
I do not take my position lightly and sometimes it is quite overwhelming. Give me that calm assurance, I ask of You my Heavenly Father. Give me time to finish what I started. Give me a heightened sense of awareness, an understanding as well as forthright knowledge as to just how words can cut like a double edged sword. Yes, there is such power in words. Allow mine, my words, to be from the Father only, never of my own fruition.
Yes Yes my Sweet Jesus, I pray You will know my name. I pray You will hold my hand and walk me through this life. Instill in me the innate ability to hear Your voice and Your voice only. Drown out all the noise in my head but Your Word.
I am so very grateful my Lord. I am grateful that for the most part, I have my health as well do my children and grandchildren. I ask for Your continued blessings. I plead the Blood of Jesus upon me and mine, all of us...Your Children.
I ask all this in Your Name, my Lord Jesus. Praise You, Thank You. Amen & Amen