“Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, as they are working for the Lord, not for men’” (Colossians 3:23).
We all want our kids to work hard. We all want them to do a thorough job on their chores and not just shove the contents of their room into their closets, but to actually put them away. What about their attitude along with their work ethic though?
Anyone can work hard; the attitude that accompanies hard work is what sets them apart in the job they’ve performed. Praying for our kids to have willingness along with the ability to work hard is so important. Every kid can clean their room and do a good job at it, but it’s the attitude that goes along with their work that makes a difference.
This thought leads me to believe that the prayer for a servant’s heart goes hand in hand with today’s willingness and ability to work hard. A child with a servant’s heart who is willing and able to work is going to be noticed in their work. Those attributes together stand out.
As I write these thoughts out, I like to think about people that are an example of these attributes and it’s quite powerful. Each day I am blown away but what this all looks like as it is lived out. Let’s pray for our babies and pray hard. Father made them wonderfully and they need to be blessed by prayer in their lives.
Guest Post- Rachel Theobald