A bouquet of flowers for you!
You may use on your blog if you like.
You know, I love how the Word of God speaks to our everyday lives. I too have been seasoned by grief and disappointments in life. Raising children in todays world is just plain hard, but do able with the Lord! I do not have it all together as reading my blog may seem. I have tasted much sorrow over wrong decisions that our older children have made. When our children leave our home they get to make their own choices and that does not necessarily reflect our life choices for them. That has probably been the hardest thing for me as a Momma. As a parent if you take training and teaching the importance of seeking the Lord seriously, it is hard when your children maybe don't do what you taught when they leave your home. But I will tell you, "Momma's and Daddy's don't give up!" Some have to find their way to the Lord on their own the hard way. Letting them do that is probably one of the most painful parts of being a parent. But just as the Father doesn't leave us. I will never leave my children. That is when the only thing I can do is pray. I would encourage Momma's and Daddy's that have children at home "Hide God's Word in their Heart!" It will not leave them when they are old. The Lord does something supernatural in their hearts when they tuck the Word away! Secondly if there are parents that have not done that, it is never to late! If your kids are out of the home, pray the Word of God over them. I have a prayer that I prayed for years as I saw wrong choices in my older children's lives. I blamed myself, if only I would of done this or that. No, they get to choose their own decisions. I did confess though what I knew I had not done wrong, even to them. It was hard to see some of my own bents in them. It was a precious time though when I confessed to them my wrong. It truly is never to late to say we are sorry. I think that is why the good Lord gave us families. We learn so much about life!
Hear is my prayer that I started praying in 2005 for my children.
My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land.
I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them.
I will give them a heart to know me, they will return to me with ALL their heart.
Thank you Lord for your promises! I can stand in confidence that you love
my husband, children and grandchildren more then I ever could.
This is my prayer bracelet.
I just put all the initials of all the big kids in the middle and then all
the grandkids initials on the bottom strand. One day they will go through
my things as I have gone through our Dads. They will know that I
loved them and the Lord.
Is anyone concerned for what is happening to our country?
Pray...... he will hear us and act on it!
I was reading this, this morning.
Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.
Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders,
gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave
his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests, who minister before
the Lord, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, Spare
your people, O Lord. Don not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword
among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples,
"Where is their God?"
I think we need to get serious. Please join me, we can make a difference if
I know this is kind of a serious post, but it has been heavy on my heart
as I watch choices being made for the next generations. We can
stand together and God will make a difference! Makes me so
sad, can't imagine what it is doing to the heart of God.
On a lite note. We have a 90% chance of snow this afternoon. Oh stink!!!!!!
I have all the little animals all tucked as a bug!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend!