Sunday, June 26, 2011

21 Days of Prayer Challenge - Day 19 - Salvation

Encouragement from Brooke

There is NOTHING my heart yearns for more than my sons' salvations. 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

I have been personally praying for this very thing for my boys since before they were born and it is a constant burdon on my heart.

Today take time to pray the 10 prayers located in the Salvation chapter!

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