Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thursday 13

My little Judah has been sick since we have moved to Lexington; either with colds, runny nose, or the worst has been the 2 bouts of pneumonia. Those of you who know us, know none of our children have been sick for more than about 30 hours and none of them have ever been on antibiotics (we are kind of anti-medicine family). So anyway, racking my brain, the Lord reminded me maybe one of the reasons Judah has been so sick is my neglecting my prayer time- specifically over them. Before we moved, I made it a point to spend a minute or so praying over each of them separately. Since we have moved and I've gotten prego, not so much. So, I am sure it's not all spiritual but the Word does say, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven..." (Matt. 18:18) and "Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philipians 4:6-7).
So, my list this week is
13 ways I pray for my kids.

1- Feeling loved and accepted.

2- Protection from sickness, disease, and harm

3- Attracting Godly friends and role models

4- Developing a hunger for the things of God
5- Honoring parents and resisting rebellion
6- Breaking down ungodly strongholds/ generational sins and curses
7- Having a love of learning

8- Finding the perfect mate

9- Seeking wisdom and discernment

10- Identifying God-given gifts and talents

11- Enjoying freedom from fear

12- Learning to speak life

13- Releasing my child into God's hands.

Most of these come straight from Stormie Omartian's book
The Power of a Praying Parent. I highly recommend it. The chapters are short and to the point. It's a great bathroom reader.

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Buffie said...

Oh I miss you so. Thank the Lord for blogging!!!! I feel you here with me!!! I pray for you and miss you so much!! BIG hug and kiss to you!

LeslieW. said...

That's awesome dude! Thanks for the reminder. I miss you.

Why is all your stuff in spanish? Mine is in annoying.

Dena said...

Wow! that's awesome! poor little Judah! I can't wait to see you! I miss you mucho!

Kim said...

Oh I hope he starts feeling better real soon. Hey, thanks for commenting on my page, it's awesome to meet others, ya know? I will definitely give insight on what I learn tonight, wish me luck, I'm a wee bit nervous!

The Birds Nest said...

I love that list!! I hope he feels better soon!! How are you feeling? I would love to get together sometime. Take care of yourself. The last thing you need is for you to get sick!!

Melissa said...

I hope all is well in the Jeffcoat family! prayers and kisses to all!