Monday, January 21, 2008

Not to Worry

No matter how hard we try, worry seems to creep in our hearts and minds as moms. As we think about each of our kids, we recognize many possibilities. Not just the possibilities of what they can achieve, but also the possibilities of what can happen to them. Let’s take both to the Lord in prayer. Certainly we want to be praying for all that the Lord wants to do in a positive way in the lives of our kids. As we see our kid’s gifts, talents and potential, we want to pray for God to specifically allow these to flourish and increase as well as be used to bless others. We also want to pray for our kid’s protection, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Let us entrust them to the Lord instead of living in anxiety. The apostle Paul said, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I want that kind of peace as a mom, don’t you? I want my kids to grow up in a home environment where peace and not anxiety reigns. Don’t you? Then let’s commit together this week to pray about everything, giving our fears as well as our thanksgiving to the Lord.
Family Fun: Write a note to each of your kids telling them you are praying for them. Mention specific areas and details for which you are praying. Let them know how much you thank God for them as well. For younger kids, you may want to draw a picture of you praying or tell them how you pray for them. Encourage your children to share prayer requests with you so you know how to pray specifically

No comments: