Pray It Forward

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

Politically Correct?

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Who says that politics should deem what is correct? Should the public forum replace our acceptance and love of others with unprincipled tolerance? Should the opinion of others deter our godly response to the besetting concerns of the world in which we live? “By no means”, I declare. What is Politically Correct for me is found in the Word of God.

As for God, his way is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God except the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? 2 Samuel 23:31. These words about the infallible Word of God were sung by King David when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. Surely, they give us strength and confidence in these days of political turmoil.

In the Bible immediately after David’s Song of Praise, are recorded The Last Words of David (2 Samuel 23). The truth about political correctness is found within these verses: The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. The God if Israel said to me: When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after the rain that brings grass from the earth (vs.2-4).

Beloved of God everywhere. This is the Political Correctness whose time has come. Earnestly and continually pray this verse over the leadership of America–present and future. If not “we the people” of God, then who else? I have been praying these words for our Nation’s leadership for over a decade. Join me in seeking God for a leader who will rule over men in righteousness and rule in the fear of God. Keep these words in mind as you pray: For nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

Make your Vote count. Pray it! Cast it!

OPP (opportunity for action)—Mothers, involve you children in praying for the present and future leadership of America. Help them to realize the power of God in a child’s prayer. Take them with you to vote. Pray with them for wisdom and direction before you vote. This month’s Twelve things… focus is for our children to find value and significance in God their Creator. Trace America’s history to godly men and women who themselves found their value and significance in God their Creator. Who knows that God would not use your own son or daughter to be a faith leader of the not so distant future? Teach your children to be Politically Correct in God’s eyes.

Into the Moment

Faith Feedings: 12 Principles to Nurture Your Child's Spiritual Development

As I scroll through the photos stored on my phone I see that they are arranged in moments. Each of these moments represents a slice of my life that I deemed worthy to record in pictures. Reflection of times past reveals that life happens moment by moment. Each of these segments of time are worthy of our gratitude and acknowledgment of God. The truth is, however, that as we scroll through life our Heavenly Father is often left out of the picture.

Faith Feedings…12 principles to nourish your child’s spiritual development was written to bring God Into the Moment in the lives of your children and families. The Back Cover of Faith Feedings says it best:

“We can’t rely on culture, education, technology, or government to build a heritage of faith in our offspring. Faith Feedings is a study of wisdom from the Bible that reveals what is right in God’s eyes, to help you cultivate godliness and integrity in your home. Through twelve Faith Feedings, which progress from ‘milk’ to ‘solid food,’ (Faith Feedings) communicates insight and encouragement for mothers and other close family mentors to be fully engaged in the assimilation of the Word of God into their children’s hearts and home life. This book includes practical and creative activities for integrating Scripture into the everyday lives of children.

(Faith Feedings) is essential reading for mothers, mothers-to-be, and anyone who hopes to mentor a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or any other young person in her sphere of influence. You can cultivate a child’s conscience toward God!”

After reading Faith Feedings a dear Pastor and friend told me that I made one mistake with my book—“You didn’t write it to fathers!”

Are you burdened by what the world is bringing Into the Moment in the lives of our children? Make it your passion in life to see to it that God is not being left out of the picture as far as your next generation is concerned.  Read Faith Feedings.  Gift Faith Feedings.  Donate Faith Feedings. And by all means, Pray that Faith Feedings will have a small part in a faith revival in our land.

“Small numbers make a difference to God. There is nothing small that God is in.”
D.L. Moody, 1837-1899.

After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord or what he had done for Israel (Judges 2:10)  Bring God Into the Moment today! Deem Jesus worthy of your courage and boldness to make Him known to the next generation.

OPP (opportunity for action):   It is my dream to see gatherings of women exploring Faith Feedings in communities across America. To this end, I have written the Faith Feedings Study Guide. This valuable “faith in the next generation” tool has been made available on http://faithfeedings.com.  It can be found on the BOOKS or RESOURCE pages. Fall is quickly approaching. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you in a Biblical parenting experience. It is no small thing to encourage mothers to do for their children what is right in God’s eyes. You are the perfect one to change the faith landscape of your community. As always, I am available as a practical and prayer resource. Bring God Into the Moment on your street!

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