Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The tablet of his heart

"Perhaps our greatest parenting challenge is figuring out how to write on the tablet of our son's heart. I mean just how is that going to happen? Will our words be enough? Will our lives measure up to our teaching? What if we sabotage our own efforts through sin and mistakes? And how will we know that the ink with which we write is permanent ink? Won't the world try to erase all we put in there?
I pray that i might mold the soft, pliable, spirit of my son's and engrave their soul with the markings of kindness and love. My prevailing ambition is to teach them about goodness and have them embrace it as their own, to show them loyalty and watch them become loyal, to give them grace and watch as they , in turn, gives it to others, and to introduce them to my Savior and have them choose Jesus for themselves.
I'm not sure how this transfer will happen. I must claim the truth of Proverbs 3 for my life- I cannot lean on my own understanding. Instead, I will trust in You. In every decision I make, I will seek You. I believe You will write on the tables of our children' hearts, even those things that we, in our humanness, are not able to impart.
Sometimes, the enormity of our task scares me. Our precious children. A mold able character . Therefore, we entrust this most valuable treasure into Your hands. By your wisdom and from your leading, they will know righteousness all the days of their lives. In Jesus name I pray,Amen."
Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name int he sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:3-6

-Prayers for my baby boy