As Christian mothers we worry about if we have the word of God instilled in their lives.
Many of my friends truly worry about their teens salvation. It is in us to worry, even though the Bible tells us not to, and we worry well! Recently a friend was confiding that she is so worried that her oldest did not get enough of the Word poured into him as a little guy. She, like even myself, figured that church did a good enough job and I have so many other things to do! How could I possibly add Bible studies for my little one into my day? (They were in public school then.) We both have younger ones now that we just deeply pour Jesus into them daily!! We can see the difference in how situations are handled by the kids. Granted all kids are different, but the younger ones call out to the Lord quicker than the older ones. I will only judge myself on this and it is all my fault. Yet I was not at a place in my life where I knew just how important that is. I am changing that for my grand children’s futures though!
Let me get back to the confiding of a friend. She is so worried as to how her child, now young adult, will turn out. She is so scared and self condemning about the lack of God centered living that her most precious gift, she feels, should be achieving daily. She was so distraught. She broke my heart with all the pain she was sharing. She blamed herself for all of this. I have felt that pain myself. So I shared with her what the Spirit shared with me.
God has a plan for our children.
They were sent here for a specific reason.
We do not know what that reason is.
They each have a special gift just for that reason.
Sometimes they need to fall a little. Look at some of our great pastors now. They were rascals! Look into the pasts of Greg Laurie, Jack Hibbs and Billy Graham! Billy Graham actually said he would never be a pastor!! Ha ha ha!! He is one of the greatest Pastor’s of my lifetime!! What about the men in the Bible? Saul was pretty darn bad. He tortured Christians. He ended up changing his name to Paul, was one of Jesus 12 apostles, converted thousands to Christianity and wrote more books of the New Testament than anyone else!
God can make anything good.
I was that kiddo too, the one my friend is worried about. I knew the Lord, but I was not walking with Him. I had my own agenda…with the world. I made bad choices and fell flat on my face. I am not worthy to call Jesus my Savior. Yet still, He took me when I was ready to accept His friendship and love, and He used all my imperfections to mold me into the woman, wife, mother, teacher and friend I am today. Without all the bumps and dings I have given myself along the way I may not appreciate the beauty of watching others give their hearts to the Lord. When they do, my heart fills with joy for them! Truly it does!! I get all teary eyed as I am so blessed to be witness of their divine moment of accepting or re-establishing that commitment with Jesus. It is a precious moment.
Looking back, I see how God turned my hurt-filled past into something useable for good. I can connect with so many people on so many different levels now on how life was before Jesus was my main focus.
He is my Savior, not my accessory.
He has done great things with me and again I say, I am so unworthy of the blessing of Him.
If He would do that for me…
He will work miracles with our kids!!!
We need to pray for our kids.
Pray for them to see in us, things that will help them become amazing young men and women of God, without them even realizing it.
Maybe our child will be the light that guides another to the Lord.
Maybe our child will be an incredible husband or wife that shines for the Lord, inspiring others to be the same.
Maybe our child will be like Pastor Saeed, doing the work of the Lord in scarey country’s that want to torture and kill all Christians.
I just pray that the little light, or the big one, that is Jesus planted in their hearts will engulf their souls.
May Jesus be used through my children and may the Holy Spirit work through me to mold them in the way He needs them to be.
Have a blessed day friend!