I’m a day behind because we are on a family vacation but I decided last month after my “Hitting Pause” post that I was going to give myself a writing goal to get back in the swing of things. Every October there is an online community of writers that do something called #write31days —www.write31days.com
It is an exercise to GET YOU WRITING! This is going to be HARD this week friends because we are at Disney on family vacation but I’m committed to doing it!
I’ve thought long and hard about what to write. I’ve prayed. I’ve considered. I’ve written down notes. I want it to be meaningful and not writing to say I did it. The one overwhelming thought I’ve had lately is this: prayers of His promises for my me and children. As my children are getting older, we are beginning to engage in deeper spiritual conversations and a fundamental truth I want them to embrace and understand is that as followers of Jesus — they too get to claim every ONE of His promises. Not just Mom and Dad telling them these truths, but the ability to grab them, read them, ponder them, and store them up in their hearts as their own and a very foundation as they grow.
BUT, as I embark on this with my own kids, I realize how shaky I can be at remembering theses truths. How can I teach them if I myself do not always accept them and believe them?
Today — my prayer for them is this: God Promises Never Fail
I want my children to know that everything in this temporal world can fail them. The only thing that will never fail them is God himself. His very word is dependent on His character and God cannot fail His children.
“You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed”. Joshua 23:14
Not one promise God gave us has ever failed. So today, this is where we begin this October journey. We are believing every single one of His promises! We start with the very foundation and that is they are true and His character has proven this to us generation after generation after generation.
Are you personally struggling to believe God? Do you worry and fear over your children?
Remember THIS: Every promise has been fulfilled. Every verse. Every letter. Every motive. Every detail. Every prayer. Every event. Every thought. Every breath. Every law. Every generation. Every season. Every day. Every second. Jesus Christ has proven trustworthy and true.
So many of my own struggles lately have been that I have head knowledge of what your promises are for me and the depth of what those mean for me, but often times I forget them and allow myself to feel defeated in so many areas. Father, forgive me of my unbelief. Help me overcome my “settling for defeat” when I am promised more than I can even fathom. Teach me first, Father, and the let me confidently pass these truths on the my children. Let US all live as people who are claiming your truths and live with confidence in our identity because of you.