A Parent’s Prayer

1 Chron 29:19 How many times have you stopped and read the obituaries of others who have died looking for clues as to their accomplishments both materially and physically? Ever read that they prayed for those who will now take up the mantle and carry on?

David’s obituary might have read like this: Grant my son Solomon a willing heart. “I” planned, prepared and wanted to build the Temple. But, God said no to that request. Instead, my son, Solomon would build the temple. So “I” prayed that God would give him a willing heart of obedience to all that God had commanded.

Is that your prayer for your child/children? Are they adding to their bank accounts or their spiritual accounts? David had prepared the blueprints for the Temple to be built and gathered the materials.  But David’s command to Solomon was to:  “tell the next generation about the Lord’s praiseworthy acts.”  A parent can tell much but unless the heart is willing the telling falls on deaf ears. It must begin early when we take time to teach children and speak of these acts as you sit, walk, and all other times in between. [Deut 6]

“God’s plan is unfathomable” but He has given us the Holy Spirit to teach it to us. “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.” [John 14]

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