Monday, May 24, 2010

2 of my greatest blessings

the last couple weeks i have been spending a lot of time praying and thinking about parenting. i feel so blessed to have these 2 amazing girls. they are kind, compassionate, patient, loving, fun, honest, giving, and so much more!

i see so many of us as parents trying to get our kids involved with so many "activities". to have our kids be successful adults and reach all the "worldly goals". i am so guilty of this. i know it is important to have our kids be active and educated, but i find myself putting too much time and effort into this and not into saturating their lives with teaching them about Jesus. i want to see my kids grow up with a faith for Jesus that is so evident in their lives. i got this list from my ladies bbstudy last week, i want to spend more time praying for my kids...i am so excited to have this list to guide me :)

1~that my children would be my delight
2~that I consider them my priority
3~their salvation and evidence of it (hebrews 2:3, 2 peter 1:30)
4~their future mate (proverbs 31-10-31)
5~that they would fall in love with God's word (psalm 119:97-165)
6~that God would keep them from the evil one (john 17:15)
7~that they would have a conscience void of offense before God and man (1tim 1:5-9)
8~that they would be able to discern Gods voice (john 10:27)
9~that their character would be more valuable to them then their credentials (2peter 1:3-11)
10~that they would stand up for what is right even if it means standing alone (daniel 3 :16 6:10)
11~that they would be kept from the love of money (1 tim 6:12)
12~the they would be kept morally pure (1 thessalonians 4 :3-8)
13~that the would have the heart of a servant (john 13:2-15)
14~that God would reveal and develop their spiritual gifts (1 corithians 12:1 14:1)
15~that eternity would burn in their hearts (1 timothy 6 :12_
16~that sin would always be distasteful to them and that htey would be broken easily over their sin (hebrews 11:25)
17~that they would love each other (1 john 3:11 4:11)
18~that they would trust God with their parents and not allow rebellion to set in (proverbs 3:5)
19~that regardless of hardship, that they would never become bitter against God (job 1:12)
20~that they will have good friends (1 corinthians 15:33
21~contentment (1 timothy 6:6)
22~that they will learn to worship God (revelation 4:11)


elizabeth said...

what a great list! Prayer is so important!

KCR said...

What a great list! Thanks for sharing it.

Mandy Stevenson said...

oh Brooke! That's lovely! Might I borrow it?? ;)