Quiet here, for a few. . .

I will confess to you, with much trepidation, quiet is hard for me right now. So much going on in my heart and head, that lies, misbeliefs and fears fly around like bats in a tight, dark, damp, cave. (Lovely, image, huh!) But with Kathleen here with me, I had more courage to slow down and enjoy her presence. It is in the safe place of prayer for my children, I can lift, place, surrender, shift, trust, lean, press, hope into God’s hands with our intimate needs. I am so passionate about praying my children forward, I feel the tears welling in my eyes. Today, I had a special privilege. Kathleen and I were alone in the house, so it was very quiet. She came back to study with me for a while and then cuddled up to go to sleep next to me. Kathleen Napping I was shopping etsy (vintage/valentine) and I felt the Lord nudge me. “Cover her, He said,” “She is covered and warm with me.” “You know what I mean, He said.” “Oh, of course, perfect opportunity!”I pulled out my phone and on my screen I have saved what you will see below. I pressed Kathleen’s name into each Verse as it impressed my heart with deep, motherly love for my “baby girl.” (12 years old is not a baby!) I claimed each Truth as Victory in her life. I tooled the words for her to cover her in a close embrace formed to fit her future. Then I surrendered workings, in Trust, His Hand with His Truth and My empowered love. See bottom of article for direct link.

I feel lead to ask you a tough question, how different would our world be today, if we covered our children with love weighted in prayer???

And I quote:
These are scriptures to pray over children. When I wrote Praying for the Children, I actually had my children in mind.

I wanted to cover them in prayer before they go off into the world alone. I wanted them to be able to make the right decisions, and stay away from all that was evil. I then realized that all children was included in the prayer.

You can also pray these scriptures for your unborn child. If you would like to pray for a specific child, just replacing the word children will personalize it.

Praying For The Children

Acts 19:20………I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13………..That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1………. the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13………..Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6………… Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14………. I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15………. but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2……….. desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19…………That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5………. Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5………. and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16……… They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18………. I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1……… and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5……….. That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5……….. being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7……….. That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22…………I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph’m 1:6………..effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 ……….not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9………..Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 ……….not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18………Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 ……..They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices.
2Tim2:22 ………They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ……….and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ……….Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11……….Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8………….and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 ………..Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 ………They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11……….and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 ………..They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 ………..cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 …….They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18……..They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ……….having favor and high esteem with God and man.

Direct link: http://www.prayingscriptures.com/children.shtml

It’s a Day to Celebrate: Another Birthday!

Image found at: enlightenedwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/06/footprints-in-sand.html


Image found at: enlightenedwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/06/footprints-in-sand.html

Today,January 18 (My Blog was on the wrong time zone!)  Hope, my oldest daughter is 24 years old. What an amazing young woman in her faith, her perseverance and her loyalty. I am so proud of her, and not in the least bit, biased in any way! At some point in high school, Hope ran across the poem, Footprints in the Sand, and it became very special to her. We’ve spent a lot of time at the beach as a family, so the scene with her Jesus is a place very near and dear to her heart! I found this new version recently, and so I share it with you, to honor her and celebrate her 24 birthday. We moms are very partial to our children’s birthdays. It’s a celebration of the day you gave birth to their life. Amazing gift in the depth, width and breadth of love.

FootPrints: Revised

Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace.

But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures and returns.

For much of the way it seems to go like this, but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord’s soon, paralleling His consistently.

You and Jesus are walking as true friends!
This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens.

Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are becoming one.

This goes on for miles of your life, but gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of footprints. They have become one.

This goes on for what seems a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints is back.
This time is seems even worse! Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts. Gashes in the sand. A variable mess of prints.

You are amazed and shocked. Just short of despair, you dream ends.

Now you pray:

Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits. I was a new Christian. I was just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.

“That is correct.”

“And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your Steps, following You very closely.”

Very good. You have understood everything so far.”

When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.”

“Precisely.”

“So, Lord, was there a regression or something? What did I do wrong? The footprints separated and this time it was much worse than at first.”
There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.

“You didn’t know? It was then that we danced.”

Author Unknown: (If you know, please let me know 🙂

Hope, always remember you were made to dance with your Lord. I love you more than you can ever, ever, ever imagine, mom

Hope, 2.5 years old at the Beach