Tonight I just wanted to tell you guys how blessed I am to call Alyssa Jane, Tristan Charles and Wyatt Daniel my kids. I love those guys with all my heart. Alyssa and I were looking back a year and a half ago in pictures of our family right before their dad and I separated. We were talking about life before and after. Changes... My kids and I have come a long way. Here the kids are on that outing. We will spare you the pictures of me with them. ::::eek::::
I am just blessed tonight. Had a great time of prayer and talking before bed with them. And then I hid Easter Baskets. And as I was hiding the kidlets baskets I noticed all over the house a trail of notes. Look here, look there ones. My kids have hidden "something" (I think cards) for me too. And that is so special to me. That they care about me like that. My heart is just over flowing with love right now. (stay tuned for a post tomorrow where easter candy is in full swing and they are driving me bonkers! ha ha)
So I settled into bed to read my bible and sometimes I like to look at all the notes I have written in margins and front covers. Tonight my focus fell on this... and I wanted to share.
... Your kids will become influences for good
... Your kids will find NO pleasure in the ways of the world.
... the Word of God over them.
Ephesians 1:17-23 (put their name in) 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6, 9-11
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
Thank you Dear Lord Jesus for caring about me to fill my home with love. Your love and strength have gotten us so far and I know that together we will be strong. Let me always be a good mom. I pray for patience and a gentle spirit. GOD YOU KNOW I NEED HELP ON THIS ONE! And help us all to be quick to forgive each other when the patience and gentleness is lacking. In Your Precious Holy Name. Amen.