I started the best devotional this morning! Its about God's promises for our children. I'm so excited! I've prayed over this little one since, well, since way back when I was even in denial that I was pregnant! God has so evidently blessed us with this baby. I've prayed for the baby's strength. I've prayed for his/her heart and mind, that it would grow strong for Christ. Very early on we handed this child over to God, praying for the blessings and promises He has for them. So this devotional was just the extra direction I needed!!
Today's devotion was about life; life in the mental, emotional, and spiritual sense. How parents dictate the flow or the dominance of the home by the life they choose to walk. "when parents choose life, the tend to walk in attitudes that are [filled] with love, humility, selflessness, joy, faith, and obedience to God. These are life-giving attitudes of the heart that are then passed on the their children."
Deuteronomy 30:19-20, I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
I've found it a little bit hard, in the sense I don't know how to specifically pray for our little one. I don't know his/her personality yet or even what they look like. But I do pray often for Rob and I and that we will lead our children in the way they should go. All I can do is lay this at His feet. Now, I will also continue to pray that God will help us to choose life, filling our home with these life-giving attitudes. I pray that God will help us to only speak love and selflessness in our home for our children's ears to hear.
Clinging to His promises for our child!