This week at Leaving a Legacy we will be discussing chapter 8, “Attracting Godly Friends and Role Models,” in “The Power of a Praying Parent” book by Stormie Omartian.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a mama who likes to control things.
Up until my children reached high school age, I homeschool my children, and did everything in my power to control who would influence them. I joined homeschool co-ops, went to Friday school, set up play dates, planned parties, and participated in many church activities so my children could be around godly people, and in a godly environments.
“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26
It is so important who are children are friends with. We need to watchful and in prayer at all times that our children would attract good role models and godly friends. It is so easy for our children to be lead astray by someone who doesn’t follow the Lord.
It can be harder to pick and choose our children’s friends when they older. Even though, I may have the urge to protect my children and go to their schools and direct who they talk to or who talks to them, it’s not possible. (I wouldn’t mind it, I just think they might disown me.)
Even though I’m not able to be with them every minute of the day, I still have a way of watching over who the are with, and that way is through the power of prayer.
Intercessory prayer for our children is life changing!
There is no better place our children can be than in the hands of the Father We need to be on our knees seeking God’s will for who He wants in our children’s lives. We can not just sit back and think there is no hope, there is always hope with God.
“Don’t stand for someone leading your children astray. There is to much written in Scripture about the importance of the company we keep to take a passive approach to this issue.” ~Stormie Omartian
Prayer makes all the difference in the world. When you feel your at your wits end with your child’s choice of company, take a stand. Direct them on the path of the Lord, teach them how important it is to be yoked with believers, most importantly pray for them and pray with them. God can do far above what we could ever dream of in our children’s lives. Don’t leave the outcome up to chance, give it to the Lord.
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