My morning devotions focused on being a fertile ground upon which the L-rd can sow His Word in my soul and His seed will grow strong within me as I rooted in the truth.
“But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixty fold and a hundredfold.” (Mark 4:20 ESV) Therefore, to keep my soil (my soul) fertilized I need to keep in the Word and mediate on it and be in constant prayer to Him for strength to do His will and not my own. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he mediates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:1-3 ESV)
I often loose sight of the fact that my ministry is here in my home with my children. I can get lost the daily routine of school, laundry and cleaning. I was reminded in my devotions this morning that I need to be one who is an example to them of living in the Word, putting G-d before all, and being that reflection of Him in all I do. I need to sow His seeds of truth and wisdom to them. I need to speak words of life and encouragement to them so that they become mighty in spirit and servants of His will. For it is not only my children that I am setting the example for, but their children and their children.
For this is my prayer this morning:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the little arrows that you have entrusted in our care. It is our desire to be your beacon of light to our children. L-rd I pray that you give my husband and I the wisdom and discernment to teach them your way.
G-d help me to show them how to treasure your Word in their hearts. May they see that I seek your will first in all that I do, say, and think. Guard my tongue, and allow me only to speak words of life and encouragement to them.
May I be given the willing spirit to serve my family with contentment and not lost in the mundane tasks of the day. I pray my countenance be that of a beautiful flower not only reflecting the beauty of your creation, but filling our home with a sweet smelling fragrance of your love.
May your seed be planted deeply within them that they may they grow mighty in spirit ready to fight the fight of faith for you. May they glorify you and increase your Kingdom.
May this be a blessing to you this morning,