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This week we will be discussing chapter five in our study of “The Power of a Praying Parent”, by Stormie Omartian. What type of legacy do you want to leave for your children? I want to leave a legacy that’s a mixture of many things, good memories, parents who loved them, a peaceful home, a home where laughter was heard daily, and so much more. The most important legacy that I want to leave is one where they know that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of all.
“I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in truth.” 3 John 1:4
This legacy starts before they are born. Prayer is the key. From the moment of conception we need to be praying for our gifts from God that they may know Jesus Christ as their Savior. We need to be down on our knees interceding for their souls, and praying that the relationship they have with Christ is first and foremost in their lives.
How will they know about Christ? They’ll know by their parents. We are their examples. We need to be living out loud our relationship with the Lord so they can see that there is no other way than to walk with God. They need to see Jesus inside us, see Him as the joy and light of our lives so that they in turn would want nothing less.
We need to tell them the great redemption story of how Jesus died for our sins so that we could have eternal life with Him when we accept Him as our Savior. This is the highest calling a parent has….to show them who Jesus really is.
Won’t you pray this prayer with me as we strive to walk in a manner that’s pleasing to the Lord while raising our children to follow Him.
I bring my child before you and ask that You would help him/her to grow in a deep understanding of who You are. Open his/her heart to the knowledge of how You sent your Son to die on the cross for our sins. Your word you states that, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
I pray that my child would have this faith and accept you as Lord of their lives. I pray that he/she would walk in your truth throughout their lives and follow you in all that he/she does.
Thank you Lord for caring about my child’s future. I pray that they would not stray from following you.
In Jesus name~ Amen
I’m so happy you’ve joined us for Legacy Leaver Thursdays please join us by linking up your posts!
- To link up go to the sidebar and get the code for the Legacy Leaver Thursdays button, right click and “save as” on the code and then upload it into your post. Or you can provide a direct link somewhere in your post linking back here. That way other bloggers can join in too.
- Then copy and paste the direct link from your post, (not your blog url), into the linky tool below.
- This link up will be happening every Thursday at Leaving a Legacy. You can link up your posts that deal with leaving a legacy to your children and other loved ones. These posts can vary from spiritual lessons, to homeschooling tips, to recipes and homemaking skills that you want to pass down. You can also link up posts that offer encouragement to the community. I will do the best I can to read as many posts as possible throughout the week. However, if there are times that I miss you, know that I’m so grateful that you linked up and was so blessed to have you here!
- In order to create an encouraging community here, please take a moment to visit the person in front of you. Thank you!
For those of you that link up throughout the month, I will be choosing a “featured blogger”, for the following month. The featured blogger will be someone who actively participates in the link up, and who’s posts have really touched the community. They will receive free advertising for their blog on my sidebar for that month, and also be allowed to submit one approved guest post during that month.
This month’s featured blogger is a dear high school friend, Alyssa Santos. Alyssa has a unique writing style that I love. She’ll make you think, challenge you to grow and draw you closer to the Lord in her writings. Please take a moment to visit her.