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Day Five of Praying for our Kids

Praying for our Kids Day 5 – Self-Controlself control

“Father, help my children not be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do” (Thessalonians 5:6).

Even though today’s topic is self-control I’m finding myself focused more on Father’s grace in my life. I am so thankful for it, so blessed by it.

I had no idea how challenging it would be to pray for my kids every day. I mean, praying for them isn’t the hard part. It’s the personal convictions that have come with each day’s topic that are hard. It’s realizing the weight I carry as their mother, their example. Each morning as I pull up that day’s verse I am taken back by the realization that I need to pray for help in this area in my own life first, and then go through the day praying over them.

I am realizing the importance of praying not only for each day’s topic, but also that they will be stronger than I am, that my kids will look to Father as their example and not me, and that He will be their compass in life.

Guest post: Rachel Theobald

XLVI of MMXI B90X (Pr 7:1- Pr 20:21)

Good day Friends~
I know that the pace is rigorous, stay faithful my friends.  The volume of reading is heavy and the blessings are even more so.
I wonder if anyone has categorized every proverb.  Giving a tag name to each of them to see what the topical flow looks like.  For instance,  19:24 and  20:4 could be categorized as laziness, however, 19:28 could be justice, lying, words, or mouth.  Right off the top of my head, I would think that the tongue or how we speak, money, and honoring others are at the top of the list.  Certainly the words one uses to describe the proverb can vary.  But there must be a top theme in the whole bunch of them.  If anyone comes across a chart like this, please pass it on.  Curiosity is getting the best of me on this one. Continue reading