by Neil Anderson
Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it
You can and should uphold Christian values and standards in your own home. But when your child leaves your home, he leaves with his own values, beliefs and personal agenda. This is the first half of the prodigal son story (Luke 15:11-32). The prodigal son wanted to do his own thing, so his father let him. I don’t think the father would have let the boy rule in his home, but he did let him go. We don’t like to see our children fail or make mistakes like that. When they do, we are too quick to rescue them from the natural consequences of their actions.
The father in the story welcomed his son home after the boy came to his senses. His repentance was complete: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son” (verse 21). The critical insight we need is offered by the father: “This son of mine was dead, and has come to life again” (verse 24). When your child is out of your sight, only God can bring him to his senses, bring him home, and give him life.
You can’t go everywhere your child goes, but God can. He is the child’s heavenly Father, and He is fully capable of protecting him.
I know of a dear lady who has buried two sons and witnessed the miracle healing of her husband from a near-fatal car accident. But her hardest trial was discovering that her beloved third son was struggling with homosexuality. Months of dark depression were lifted in one day when she realized that her son belonged to God, so she gave her boy to Him. For 11 years she didn’t hear from him. Then one day he called and said he had a Mother’s Day present for her. He had come back to the Lord!
God is in control. When you pray you release Him to do what only He can do in your child’s life. And when you pray, He can mold your parenting style so you can do what He has called you to do in raising your child.
Prayer: Lord, I release my children to Your care and protection, and I relinquish my will for them in favor of Your will.
Amen I feel all PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS should read this.
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Amen I feel all Parents and Grandparents should read this. People misunderstand on why us children like to go to Church so much. We have our own reasons to why we go to church. One of God’s children should never be taken out of church because, God will be disappointed. If we as his children belong in his Kingdom then we need to stay in his Kingdom. No matter how many times we get taken out of church God will always find a way to bring us back to him. He is our Father and watches over his children daily, no matter where we are. You want to know why? It’s because we as his Children are living in his spirit. People that don’t go to church often would not understand that but, they need to try. Because our parents need to understand why go to Church just like how we understand why we need to be in Church.
Amen. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome I’m happy that I got a chance to share this. Check out my posts. 🙂