My husband is spending today with our kids, and today I just wanted to share my heart:
Lord, I thank you for this time, and for the opportunity to spend time with You. You are El Shaddai. You are Jehovah Jireh. There is none like You and there is no one besides You. Yet I confess that there are so many distractions, and so many avenues Satan would have my mind travel right now. Forgive me for the many times that I’ve gotten too busy for You and not sought Your face. I’m grateful for the opportunity to sit at your feet and worship, to learn, and to receive.
Our family is entering into a season of unprecedented favor, and our hearts’ desire is to stay before You and continue to be good and faithful stewards of Your many blessings. Give us wisdom and knowledge to minister to the changing needs of each of our children. Give us courage to not conform to the world’s standard. Help us as we trust You to mold them into who You want them to be—more than conquerors, blessed in their going in and in their coming out, head and not the tail, above and never beneath.
We begin the school year knowing that secular knowledge has its place, but nothing is more important than leading our kids into relationship with You, and developing in them a heart like Yours. We need Your guidance. We need fresh revelation, and we thank You in advance for the places You’re taking us spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, and physically. Hallelujah to Your name.