Saturday, February 11, 2023



Above all else, we want our children to come to a knowledge of who God really is and to know Jesus as their Savior. When that happens, we know their eternal future is secure; we know that when they die, we will see them again in heaven. What a wonderful hope that is!

My son and daughter both made a decision to receive Jesus into their lives when they were around five years of age. We had taught them about the things of God, read Bible stories to them, prayed with them daily, and took them regularly to church, where they were instructed in God’s ways. They had much exposure to the idea of receiving Jesus, but we never forced it on them or asked them to make a decision.

We prayed that what they learned would penetrate their heart and give them a desire for a close relationship with God. We wanted that decision to come from their heart and be theirs alone. When that moment occurred, each child started a conversation with us by asking questions about Jesus and ended up wanting us to pray with them to receive Him as Savior. My husband and I have great peace knowing our son’s and daughter’s eternal future is joy-filled and secure.

We want our children to open the door of their hearts to Jesus and experience God’s kingdom, both in this life and forever after. Remember, if you don’t pray for your children’s eternal future, they may not have the kind you want them to have. 

We want our children to always be “filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding” and to “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:9-10). Paul and Timothy prayed this for the children of God in Colosse, and we should pray it for our children.

Praying for the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon our children must be our ongoing prayer.

John 6:40
1 Timothy 2:3-4
1 John 5:20
1 John 5:11
John 14:16-17

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