From my journal: January 24, 1992
Wow, Lord! How can I ever thank You? I receive Your promise and by Your grace I will hold tight to it. Your faithfulness is beyond my understanding. I just thank You for Who You are and that You have loved me and shown me such mercy.
The Lord quickened this scripture to me this morning as I was praying for my children:
“As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the Lord. My Spirit Who is upon you and My Words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants forever from this time on and forever,” says the Lord. Isaiah 59: 21
Lord, I thank You for my children and for the uniqueness of each one. I know Your hand is upon them and Your grace covers them. You know, Lord, that Mike and I desire more than anything that they would serve You with all their hearts, walk in Your ways and fulfill the calling You have on their lives.
To receive this scripture today as Your promise to me is such an amazing gift. We will stand on Your Word and trust You with our children. Let Your perfect will be accomplished in each of their lives.
Thank you, Lord, thank you! Grant me grace to love you passionately and unconditionally.
Note to my readers: As I share this personal word with you today, I am convinced that, as the Scriptures are for all of us, this promise is for you as well.
To parents who have concerns about their children, young children or adult children, take this word and make it your own. The Lord is no respecter of persons and His heart is toward praying parents. No matter where your children are today, your prayers and your unconditional love are the most powerful gifts you give them. The Lord’s promise will not fail.
If you are reading this and you don’t have children, I would suggest to you that if you’ve been walking with the Lord for any length of time, then you have spiritual children; or you have relatives who have children.
In either case, take hold of this promise for your spiritual children, especially those who may be causing you concern at present; or for your nieces, nephews, ‘spiritually adopted children’, etc. You can be a parent in the Spirit whether of not you literally gave birth to a child.
Let’s believe God with bold faith for the younger generation – for children, for grandchildren, even great-grandchildren – of the flesh and of the Spirit!