Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Desire To Obey You

Dear God,

Always, my intentions to obey are good.  I have read Your Word, and I know what You expect from me.  I want to obey all our commandments, but honestly, I am weak.  So may times I fail and fall short because I rely on my own strength and righteousness.  Lord, please give me Your righteousness.  When Your power is within me, I know I will be able to follow Your commands.

Sometimes, I watch and observe the look on my kids' faces when they are about to take action on something.  They know and perfectly understand what I expect of them, but their desire to do their own thing overtakes them.

Lord, please help me to help my kids do what is right.  I am depending on You alone to show me how to do it with Your gentle strength and grace.  Make us all more willing to accept and obey the help You offer.

How I long for your precepts!
In your righteousness preserve my life.
I will always obey your law,
for ever and ever.
Psalm 119:40, 44

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Teaching My Children

Dear God,

Most of the other moms I know are always on their toes for teachable moments when it comes to teaching their kids.  Of course, I am also like them...  I want my kids to learn the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, etc... and to learn life skills, like feeding and dressing themselves.  I constantly look for opportunities to make these learning experiences fun, interesting, and effective.

You have said that as a mother, I need to take advantage of these teachable moments You give me to teach my DS and DD the truths about Your Word.  Then please do give me opportunities each day...  I also pray that I will never let one pass by.  I know that these teaching moments will have a lasting value in their lives.
Teach them to your children,
talking about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 11:19

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Your Promise To The Humble

Dear God,

Many times I have a lot of questions about my life, my kids, and generally my role as a mother and homemaker.  The Bible gives a promise for me, as long as I am humble.  You have said that You will guide and direct my path.

Thing is , Lord, I struggle with humbleness.  I speak out when I should remain silent.  I usually get involved in "businesses" not belonging to me.  And I do other stuff that don't fit into the definition of humbleness...

Please forgive me, Lord.  I want to be humble because my desire is to be like You.  And I really need the guidance You will give me.  I want to please You in all I say and do.  Please help me to depend on You instead of on myself.

He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
Psalm 25:9