Excitement is in the air! Anticipation rises! Yes, it’s that time of year when your precious children go back to school. You’ll never forget watching your child go to “big school” for the first time. I remember those bittersweet moments as my Tiffany kissed me goodbye with big alligator tears in her eyes. I always knew that day would arrive, but nothing prepared me for that moment.
Preschool and elementary school seemed to fly by and almost overnight she was in junior high and then high school. In a blink of an eye, she was off to college. Where did the years go?
I learned early on that when my child was away from home, praying for her comforted me. By turning your children over to God you can experience a calm peace. Year after year my prayers intensified, yet remained the same:
Elementary school – Will she make a friend? Will she eat all her lunch, or just the cookies and chips? God help her to love You with all her heart.
Junior/senior high – Will she make the friends? Is she paying attention to the teacher? God, help her love You with all her soul.
College – Will she make some friends? Is she making the right life decisions? God, help her to love You with all her strength.
Just as our children face challenges, we as moms face our own set of challenges.
To pray over our children no matter where they are in life.
To be on our knees for those God entrusted to us.
To ultimately pray for each child to love Jesus with all his heart, soul, and mind.
Finally, to let them know we are praying for them each day. What a blessing it is to pray for our children
I ask you to take advantage of your time while your children are in school. Do you need a fresh start? Where are you in your relationship with God? I encourage you to find Jesus in your everyday activities. He is there for you 24 hours a day, just like you are for your children. God wants to hear our daily prayers!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your strength. You shall teach [these commands]
diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in
your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down,
and when you rise up.” –Deuteronomy 6:5, 7