Greetings Prayer Warriors,
As another year comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting about the wisdom of family (from a parent’s perspective). When one has their first child, besides the resulting joy, it suddenly confines you. Your life changes drastically and you feel like your former self is disappearing. Fast-forward a decade or so and regardless of how many children you have, parenthood now very much defines you. You are your child’s/children’s mom or dad, and you feel a deep love and responsibility toward them.
Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. Proverbs 22:6
As the years progress and you have young adults, you find that parenting soon refines you. You realize that prayer paid off in different ways, especially in the fruit of the Spirit: patience, love, kindness, and self-control of your tongue….
What you really want to repeat to the often times deaf ears of your independent adult children is:
As your nest empties, you realize that while you were busy trying to form your children, the Lord was really transforming you.
She will be saved through motherhood, provided women persevere in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. 1Timothy 2:15
Keep on praying for your family. The petals of your prayers may bloom in surprising ways. Keep the faith!
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Encourage others to persevere in prayer. Pass it on!