What is the most important thing you can think of concerning your children and their future? Is it where they will live, what college they would attend, what career choice they will make, or who they will marry? While those are all important and we should be praying about them for me the most important thing is that they receive Jesus in their heart as Savior and that they live their lives loving and serving Him.
This week we are talking about Establishing an Eternal Future.
My boys were both saved at a young age and followed that up with "Believers Baptism". I remember feeling like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders the days that they said yes to the Lord and decided to follow Him. Knowing that when this life is over and we step into eternity that my husband and I along with our children will be dancing around the Throne of God together is such a great thing for a mommy.
However, as time goes on I realize that it is an everyday battle. Not to keep our salvation, because we believe that no man can remove us from God or cause us to lose our salvation and that God is not going to walk away from us, however, we have the choice to serve Him and live for Him and we have to make that choice daily. We don't get saved daily, that's not what I mean but the bible says that the devil is roaming about like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour in 1 Peter 5:8. We have an enemy out there that is going to try everything he can to get us to walk away from God. John 10:10 says that he is the thief that comes to kill, still and destroy. We have to be vigilant and we have to be praying for our children not only to get saved but to remain full of the Word and God's power in their life after they are saved so that they can live a full and prosperous life here on earth as well as in Heaven to come.
Romans 8:38-39 says For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This verse says NOTHING can separate us from the LOVE OF GOD, It doesn't say that we can never be separated from God. We have the choice, it is up to us to stay connected with God.
Pray for your children, no matter how old they may be to receive Jesus in their hearts and to build a lasting relationship with HIM.
What about you? Are you saved? Is Jesus your Lord and Savior?
From the Book
(The following are quotes and passages from Stormie Omartian in her book "The Power of a Praying Parent")
No matter what age your children are, it's never too early or too late to start praying for their salvation.
Remember, if you don't pray for your children's eternal future, they may not have the kind you want them to have.
Once our children have received the Lord, we must continue praying for their relationship with Him.
Praying for the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon our children must be our ongoing prayer.