Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day Nineteen -- When Hearts Change: Salvation

"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."  - Romans 10:9

There is nothing that weighs on my mind and heart more than the salvation of my children.  There is absolutely NOTHING that I want more for them than that.  Nothing

I can pray for all sorts of things for my sons -- protection, patience, good friends who will be a positive godly influence, happy and healthy marriages.  And don't get me wrong, these are all great things to pray for. God doesn't care how big or small our request is -- He knows what's on our heart.

But seriously?  Until their hearts submit to Jesus, they will continue to choose themselves and their own way. Until they choose salvation, nothing. else. matters. 

In the LG, Brooke shares this:

"Elyse Fitzpatrick, in her book entitled, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, says, 'There is no easy way to say it, but it must be said: parents and churches are not passing on a robust Christian faith and an accompanying commitment to the church.

Take a moment today to look long and hard at your parenting.  Is it Gospel-centered, or have you allowed the world's 'stinking thinking' to creep into your home."

To quote from the ebook:

"Day after day you will parent, intentionally seeking the heart of your son.  But until the King of kings and Lord of lords turns his heart of stone to a heart of flesh, your son's actions will be motivated by what is pleasing to him, rather than what is pleasing to the Lord."  p. 15

There is absolutely nothing so important as the salvation of your sons.  NOTHING!!!  Get on your knees and beg for their salvation.  

Today, as you pray through the ten prayers in the salvation chapter, consider whether you've made it a habit to pray for the salvation of your sons.  How has this study changed the way you pray for them so far?  (Comment here or on the Facebook page.)

If you've prayed for nothing else, pray for this for your sons.  Their eternity depends on it.

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