I have been reading about praying God's Word over my children and have really made an effort to do this several times a day. I read Warrior Prayers - Praying the Word for Boys and loved it! There are tons of Scriptures for us to pray over our children in the areas they need prayer the most. If you get a chance to stop by her site, I hightly recommend purchasing her e-book ($5.95).
I am also considering purchasing some study material from Doorposts on raising Godly men. (Hopefully my garage sale this weekend will provide me with enough money for this.) From what I have read, this looks to be a very comprehensive study which will take my little ones all the way through their teen years.
What has impressed me the most is something I read yesterday on one of my blogging buddies' posts:
We are "raising a head of the house". Future leaders in their own homes. Spiritual leaders. Husbands, fathers, bread-winners. A little scary, but I am up for the challenge. So, I have stepped up to the plate, and have made some definite changes in my daily routine. Lots more time spent in prayer and the Word. Praying specifically for each of my children, mentioning them by name, inserting their names into Scriptures. Also, being ever so mindful of what they see (not just what is being said to them). "Be careful little eyes what you see." My example of a Christ-centered life is so important. They copy what they hear and see, the good and the bad. Some bad is picked up outside the home, and I don't have as much control over that. But I do have control over what they see and hear from me. How strong my faith is. What words I am using. Defeat? or Victory? How calm I remain in a stressful situation. Our children are in "training". (I heard Michelle Duggar say this and agree 100 percent.)
I am making every effort to "train up my children in the Lord". Are you?
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