I haven't posted in a while because God has been redirecting my focus. I've faced some pretty hard challenges with one of my children in the last year which have caused me to face the fact that my parenting has been imperfect. Of course I already knew this, but these challenges have driven that fact home in a new way!
As I've prayed and pondered and prayed some more, God has made it abundantly clear that there were gaps in my prayers as my children were growing up. There were types of prayers I should have been praying that I neglected. While I thought I was doing a good job, I was leaving room for the enemy to prowl around in my children's lives and do all he could to destroy them.
Prayer has been my passion since an older women in my home church took a group of us young mamas under her wing and began teaching us about prayer. Miss Martha shared openly about her struggles and taught us the importance of turning to God in all circumstances. I also learned much about prayer from my prayer partner of over thirty years. Krista and I began praying together first for our church. We spent the Sunday school hour each week praying specifically for the church service and all the needs of our church staff and members. Over time our prayer grew to include each others children. We aren't able to pray together on a weekly basis anymore but we text or call each other when we need prayer.
Going through these challenges and coming to the realization that there were gaps in my prayers for my children prompted me to spend the past several months asking God where my ministry focus should be. He has begun to show me the need parents, specifically mothers, have for more teaching on prayer. Thus a change in my website as this new ministry evolves. I am prayerfully considering the next move and the future of this blog. Please pray with me as I seek God's guidance. Like Moses, I am crying out, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here." Exodus 33:15
Soon these posts will begin reflecting this new focus on prayer. I look forward to what God will do as we begin learning how to better pray for our children. I hope you will come along with me, together we will build our hearts into a house of prayer by praying through parenting!
Until next time, God bless and keep you,