Monday, May 11, 2015

A Mother's Prayer - Lisa Clark

Dear Lord,

Help me to be the person I expect my kids to be.


Maybe the shortest prayer ever written? Possibly.  Full of truth.  Absolutely.

As moms we expect SO MUCH out of our children.  And we should! Shoot for the stars and all that.  However, much, in my opinion, of what we want to see in our children we are unwilling to do, speak, be.

“The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”  Luke 6:40

As moms, we are teaching ALL DAY LONG.  What we eat, what we drink, how we talk, when we talk, what we watch, what we don’t watch, how we serve, who we serve, what we read, and the list goes on and on and on and on.

If we want to see a certain behavior in our children we have to be willing to model it.  We have to be willing to learn new things if we want our children to learn what they need to know.  We are ALL a work in progress.  Never think it’s too late to be the person you want your children to be.  Never. 

And NEVER think that just because you’ve done it this way for years that it’s too late to quit or modify your behavior.  If you tend to be gossipy and have noticed the same characteristic in your child, then stop.  Pray for strength to not be a gossip.  Pray that God will strengthen you to quit.  Fill your mind with things above so that you notice and know when a situation to gossip is coming…and KNOW you’ve been equipped to not gossip. 

Is this easy? No.  Is this possible?  Yes. And it’s important.  Moms, we need to be more prayerful and less fretful.  

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