Sunday, September 25, 2011

Warrior Prayers: Day 20 (Salvation)

Today we pray for Salvation (page 39).
Be sure to read these pages before the end of this challenge: p. 41-42, 45-49.

From Brooke:
There is NOTHING my heart yearns for more than my sons' salvation. To quote from the eBook:

"Day after day you will parent, intentionally seeking the heart of your son. But until the King of kings and Lord of lords turns his heart of stone to a heart of flesh, your son's actions will be motivated by what is pleasing to him, rather than what is pleasing to the Lord." p. 15

Everything hinges on this. Oh, we can pray for protection, good friends and influences and positive, fruit-bearing experiences for our sons along the way. But until their hearts submit to Jesus they will continue to choose themselves and their own way.

Elyse Fitzpatrick, in her book entitled, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, says “There is no easy way to say it, but it must be said: parents and churches are not passing on a robust Christian faith and an accompanying commitment to the church.”

Take a moment today to look long and hard at your parenting. Is it Gospel-centered, or have you allowed the world's “stinking thinking” to creep into your home?

"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." ~Romans 10:9

Question for Discussion:
*How can you "present" the gospel daily in your home?

Tomorrow- our last day (9/26) we pray for Humility (page 44).
Yes, there is an extra- Honesty (page 43).


Ali said...

Right now we are presenting the gospel in our home by reading children's bible stories, listening to Christian music (we really love the Seeds Family Worship albums!) and Jimmy is now memorizing bible verses in his preschool lessons, we are doing Raising Rock Stars Preschool. Its great because it helps me memorize verses too, I have never been good at memorizing anything! =)

Kristine said...

I'm trying to be intentional, but it takes such discipline. Trying to walk out grace and the fruit of the Spirit, and to live a life that radiates His heart. Great, great reminder, and such a foundational prayer. Thank you for your faithfulness in leading us through this!!

Shonda said...

Great, Ali! I try to do a daily Bible story, sing a Bible verse from Songs for Saplings and pray a character virtue with my kids age 2 and 4 months. I love Seeds Family Worship too! I want to do more Bible activities. I actually am reviewing a Hands On Bible for Preschoolers that looks like fun. This will be one of my prayers I will pray for daily!