Today we will be discussing chapter 2 in the book, “The Power of a Praying Parent’, by Stormie Omartian.
Releasing our children into God’s hands……… what does this mean exactly?
I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person that likes to be in control with everything in my life, especially my children. I like to know what their doing, who their with, what’s going on, and how I can help any situation in their lives. The problem is….. my husband and I can end up limiting what God does by trying to parent alone. When we forget to remember that God is ultimately in control of all things, including our children, we are missing the mark.
God doesn’t want us to take on this world alone, especially in the area of our parenting, He wants us to remember to give all areas of our life over to Him and grant Him the control over all the outcomes. This can only be done through having a relationship with the Lord and daily though prayer, releasing every aspect of our children over to Him. This means we have to come to the realization that His ways our better than our ways, and that our children fulfilling His plans, not ours, is ultimately what’s best.
This comes very hard for me as I like to cling on to my babies like a mama bear clings onto her cubs for dear life. If I had my way, my children would always be with me, under my safety and protection however, my ways are not what’s best. In order to overcome this I must daily remind myself that the plans God lays out for my children are far better than I could ever dream of for them on my own.
The letting go of those who have becoming so ingrained with every fiber of our being is NOT an easy thing. Stormie Omartian describes perfectly what this process feels like and what the results will be, “He gave me the knowledge and assurance that after the initial pain of releasing our children there comes joy and peace, both for them and us. Because we know that no matter what stage of life our children are in, when we release them to God they are in good hands. We know that they will go forth in peace and joy and God will make a way for them.”
Are you willing to surrender your precious ones at the feet of Jesus? I pray dear friends that God would give you this courage. In doing so the outcome will be far greater than you could of every imagined our dreamed. There’s no safer place for your children than in the hands of Jesus. Let them go….give God the control in all areas of your children’s lives and watch His plan unfold before your eyes.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” ~ Matthew 7:11
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