Someday I'll be an older lady. For now, I am only getting older and refuse to think that I am old!! After all, I still have two children living at home, both young adults, seventeen and nineteen. I asked YOU what YOUR vision is for your children. Do you care to know what mine has been??
My oldest son is twenty-nine. I remember knowing what I wanted for him when he was an active little boy of six. You might have a six year old. Have you ever thought towards the future concerning this child??
As many of you know, I homeschooled our children and have all along. It hasn't been a piece of cake to invest so much in my children. Maybe you don't homeschool but I am sure that you also have vision for your child's future.
My vision is first, that all my children walk with the Lord. Then, secondly I would like to see my children serving the Lord on the mission field or right in America on the job or in the home. Either way, serving the Lord with all of their heart. Lastly, I desire that they would be willing to give up their life if their faith depended on it. Yes, I know, that last one is rather a bit much, but I would never want them to deny their faith.
I used to see myself someday, sitting in a rocking chair outside on a front porch. At the time, I did not have a porch let alone an outside rocking chair. Now, God has blessed me with both as I daily come closer to the time that my children will be gone. I still need to pray fervently for them now, as they have to make their own choices to serve and follow Jesus. God assures us of our salvation (should we believe in Him) but there are no grandchildren in heaven and our children are not assured of following Jesus unless they make that choice individually.
My vision for my children is:
- That they choose to personally believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- That they would serve the Lord where ever they are.
- That some would choose to serve God in missions or in America.
- That they would be willing to give up their life rather than deny their faith in Christ.
What is YOUR vision?? Has this challenged you to have vision for your children??
In Christ Alone,
P.S. Pray for my children as three of them are flying tonight (about a 25 hour trip) for a 5 week missions trip to South Africa.