Karen and I were visiting one day, as we often do, about the fears we have raising children in this world. Will they make good decisions? Will they keep their eyes fixed on God or will they go their own way? She shared a scripture with me that she prays daily. It is powerful and encouraging.
The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Deuteronomy 30:6
This day I call heaven and earth as winesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20
While meditating on these scriptures, I was reminded of this one from Ezekiel 36:25-28
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be you God.
I fall so short all the time. I am thankful I can turn to God and His word. I would not be able to have peace, if not for the fact, that I can pray and release myself and my children and my children’s children to Him.