"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." ~Ephesians 4:2
I can hardly believe that our 21 days has come to an end. WOW! How the time flew by. I want to thank all who have followed this blog in an effort to pray for your special needs boys.
I want to encourage you to continue on in prayer for your boys. I believe that the Lord, the one who created this place and each of our precious boys has a plan for them, and He can heal them and help them to be all HE wants them to be. I know how hard it is sometimes when we focus on our son’s “diagnosis” and lose sight of them as “(name of your son)”. We can become overwhelmed, discouraged and fearful at times when dealing with the needs that they have. These are works of the enemy that chooses to draw us away from the Living God and get us stuck in the mire of this world and its problems. Let us rise above it and place our sons in the palm of the Almighty and TRUST in Him for our beautiful sons.
The scripture that started this blog and that gets me through many days is Phil 4:8
"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, it there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things."
Bless you dear sister in the Lord!
Encouragement from Brooke
It's day twenty-one.
The LAST day of your prayer challenge. Are you a mixture of relieved and sad all at the same time? What an accomplishment! (What an amazing amount of work!) If you're finishing today you deserve a pat on the back! Think of all the work that has been done on behalf of your sons! Congrats mom!
You might've noticed that there are actually twenty-two prayers in the Warrior Prayers eBook. I chose humility as our last day's topic because it is such an amazing posture of the heart. Scripture just seems to scream God's favor over those who are humble in heart.
· James 4:10 says that if we're humble before the Lord, He will lift us up.
· 1 Peter 5:6 says that if we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God He will exalt us.
· Most importantly, in Psalm 149:4 we find that it is the humble who are adorned with salvation.
Do you see that? A humble heart is required for salvation. Just as Jesus humbled Himself unto the cross, we must admit that we're sinners, admit that our own way isn't the right way, and humbly ask for forgiveness before salvation comes.
Do you show humility before your sons? Do you always have to be right? Always have to win? Pray and ask the Lord for specific ways you can show humility today so that when the time comes, your sons will know how to show it too.
Goal for Today:
1. Commit to praying the ten prayers in the humility chapter during day twenty-one.
2. Thank the Lord for what He has done and consider continuing on in praying specifically for your son’s.
May__________humble himself before the Lord, and be exalted (James 4:10).
May__________humble himself, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt him (1 Peter 5:6).
May God give grace to__________as he humbles himself (James 4:6).
If__________who is called by My Name humbles himself, and prays and seeks My Face and turns from his wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive this sin and heal his land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Lord, lead the humble in what is right, and teach__________Your way (Psalm 25:9).
May__________have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind (1 Peter 3:8).
May__________take God’s yoke upon him, and learn from Him, for He is gentle and lowly in heart, and__________will find rest for his soul (Matthew 11:29).
May the LORD take pleasure in__________, and adorn the humble with salvation (Psalm 149:4).
May__________have all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with others in love (Ephesians 4:2).
May__________be subject to the elders. May he clothe himself with humility toward others, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).