Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Prayers for our Children Will Never Cease by Cathy Westmoreland

I am a member of the Baby Boomer generation steadily approaching the Golden Years. My children are grown with children of their own. Some of you are in the same boat! I love watching my family grow in number and in faith. Joy is watching how God is working His plan out in their lives.

I recently read a question from a friend's blog that asked, "Who will help our adult kids develop an ongoing passion for God, for His Word, and for the lost now that we are not with them?"

Never underestimate the power of prayer and the working of the Holy Spirit, especially in our adult children's lives. Our parenting may be different now, but it is far from done. Our children are always watching our lives to see if we mean what we say and say what we mean. We can completely trust God to continue to nurture and raise them up even when our influence is limited. He is responsible for what takes place in their hearts and the outcome of their lives. We plant and water (those are huge responsibilities), trusting as God provides the growth. We just keep obeying God, keep praying for them, and keep loving them.

I pray we all grow in grace.

2 Peter 3:18   but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen

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