My heart is instructed to speak daily the Apostle Paul’s prayer for his beloved Church of the Thessalonians through Advent 2017— on behalf of my children and my children’s children. Will you join me? We cannot fathom the benefit of such solidarity in prayer to Almighty God for a faith legacy in our ensuing generations. May it be a prayer heard ‘round the world!
Make this Advent Season a powerful Pray It Forward season. An do so with confidence in the Sure Word of God. …so is the word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
Meanwhile, I pray for YOU this Advent season— to be fully engaged with the ONE who has been sent and to fully hope in the ONE who will come once more!
A Faith Legacy Advent Prayer
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
When I was a young girl, it was deemed that I would benefit from sewing lessons. Without proper instruction I chose a pattern and material for my sewing project. The dress pattern was too intricate and the material was too flimsy for a beginning stitcher. On the day of modeling our hand-made creations I felt like every pucker and crooked seam were on display. Thank heavens that the floral fabric was lovely and hid the imperfections of my sewing project. As I recall this experience, I realize that failure was the teacher of the class. The lesson from the early teens sewing class: understanding of the vision is needed for sewing success. Indeed, I did benefit from sewing lessons. I have become a Sewing Teacher.
Today, I invite you into a sewing class that will reap eternal benefit. The material is the fabric of faith. The pattern is the Word of God. The aim is not to sew a garment of woven threads. The goal is to sow a garment of faith. Let us gather in our sowing circle and fashion Growing Robes for our next generation. The beautiful thing about sewing or sowing for Jesus is that we cannot fail. His word never returns to Him empty (Isaiah 55:10-11). And His mercy extends to all of those who fear him from generation to generation (Luke 1:50).
I earnestly invite you into my passion to secure the conscience of the next generation for God. Join in. It will take more than a village. It will take a Kingdom! DO YOU SHARE MY PASSION FOR BUILDING FAITH IN THE NEXT GENERATION?
Next Post: an excerpt from Faith Feedings…12 Principles to nourish your child’s spiritual development (release date–June 18, 2015). In this time together we will meet Hannah who is the inspriration behind The Growing Robe.