Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Prayerful parenting…

The most wonderful thing God ever allowed me to do was the privilege of being a parent, a grandparent.  To cooperate with Him in nurturing, loving, teaching, training, discipling these precious lives has been my greatest joy. In my life I’ve preached, taught, mentored, traveled, and ministered to many others, but these in my own household, these are the ones I most desire to see walking in truth and abiding in intimate relationship with Christ.
As a young wife and mama, I remember coming to God and crying out, “I don’t know how to do this right!”  I remember Him speaking to my heart and telling me that if I looked at the big picture it would be too overwhelming.  He taught me to take it one day at a time.  So, day after day, I started asking for His help, His wisdom, His strength, to be the wife and mama I should be, just for that day.  And He did.
I poured over parenting books by James Dobson, and other believers.  I stumbled, fell, got back up, and asked God to cover my mistakes and failures with His grace.  I prayed underlined scriptures over my children, and used tools, like Stormie Omartian’s The Power of a Praying Parent..  I was, I am, determined that my children, my descendants, would all follow the Lord and walk in His destiny and purpose for their lives.
I had no idea what I was doing, or how to really do it, but God did.  He helped me, and He’s still helping me, one day at a time, as I rely on Him.
Still following,

holy experience


  1. We got it right - His voice directing you.! My dear little mother said she didn't know how to parent so she turned to God and He told her to just follow His Word and His voice to her every day, in every situation. He never lets us down.

  2. Dear Elizabeth, you voiced my heart in this post. I was trying so hard but made so many mistakes. Thank God for His great mercy which begins anew every morning because I truly needed and received it. Great, great post. Thank you!

  3. I’m still sure that I don’t know how to do this right. But I continue to try. I thank God for children who forgive. More than any other role, being a parent has also taught me to rely on Him. Thanks, Elizabeth, for sharing your insights.



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