Friday, June 10, 2016

My Purpose for Today...

I often wonder what marvelous purpose God has set me up for! Ok God, how can you use me today? 

"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So often I go against the grain of God's will and purpose for my life. Right from the time I was a toddler I was turning my mom's hair grey! I remember (or think I remember) packing my bags to "run away"; or getting lost in the mall because I was riding the escalators. I've tried to forget about a lot of stuff that happened in my earlier pre-teen/teenage years. But as I'm getting older and now raising a teenager of my own, I'm finding my baggage has caught up with me. I have been forgiven and set free, so I know this is just Satan digging up dirt. But it hurts. And I don't want my children to be hurt. I know they will make their own choices and have their own paths, so my purpose for today, is to pray. 

My children need me home & God will provide. He placed in my care 5 precious lives, and I am here to raise them; to raise them up to be a generation of people who turn to God for decisions, choices, in their good times and in their trials. I pray for their futures, their health, their schooling, their husbands and wives, that they will grow up to be God-fearing/God following individuals. I cover them in prayers and try to lead by example - that is all I can hope for. 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control..." Galatians 5:22-23

This seems like a good place to start in prayer...for my children, but also for myself.