Kim Gordon, one of our fellow MOPS moms, will be contributing devotionals each month.
It’s amazing how childhood experiences, good and bad, shape our lives and help determine who we will be as adults. We all have a story to tell, with numerous experiences, and I am so blessed to be able to be a part and share our sons with him. His story starts not quite six years ago, but now a new chapter begins with school.
As I struggled with trusting this crazy world and sending our son off, placing him in the hands of teachers and other children, made me realize how much I actually had to put my trust in God. Trusting that He was going to protect our little boy from the evil in the world, but also trusting that God has so much good in store for him as well.
I came across a prayer that I would like to share, simple yet sweet. It is called Bless this Little Child, Lord. I usually insert our children’s names.
Lord, look down from heaven above and touch this special child with love, Protect and guide this little one, till each and every day(or night) is done:
Remind us often that it’s true: This little life is a gift from you.
A miracle you’ve sent our way! Lord, bless this little child today.
I lean on the fact that God loves our children more than we ever could and that He will protect them, but that we also should ask for that protection. Matthew 7:7-11 states, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
I am making it a priority to pray for our children every day and ask God for help, for I know the Lord is faithful. It is a privilege to listen and pray for our son through the early chapters in his story, for its a story that is no one but his: a story that with the grace and wisdom of God I am able to help shape here on earth as his praying mother.