Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day Twenty-one -- The Power of Forgiveness: Humility

Can you believe it is day 21?

The LAST day of our prayer challenge.  How are you feeling?

I am a whole mess of emotions today.  Thankful -- that I participated in this challenge and was able to lead you through it.  Relieved -- it was a commitment!  But a commitment that I intend to renew every day for as long as I'm a mom.  Sad -- that this wonderful challenge has come to an end.

What an accomplishment!  Think of all the work that has been done on behalf of your sons!  Congrats!!

You might have noticed that there are actually 22 prayers in the Warrior Prayers eBook.  Brooke chose humility as the last day's topic because it is such an amazing posture of the heart.

She said, "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.
Did 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."

In addition to the humility associated with salvation, we are trying so hard to teach our sons (and daughter) that ALL of their gifts come from Him, and all of the glory for those gifts and talents must be given to God.  

Do you show humility before your sons?  Do you always have to be right?  Do you 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.  

"Be completely humble and gently; be patient, bearing with one another in love." - Ephesians 4:2

A few of you have asked for a list of the group's members so that you can continue to pray for them.  I will try REALLY hard to get those up by the end of the day.  If not today, look first thing in the morning.

One last thing. 

I would like to encourage you to share specific ways that this challenge has been meaningful to you. Comment below, or share on the Facebook group page. 

I would also encourage you to pray and ask God to give you at least three specific things you can pray every day for your sons as a result of this study.  

Congratulations on finishing this amazing prayer challenge -- and please, keep praying for your sons.  You can't make a mistake in praying for your children!  Parenting is such challenging, heartbreaking, heartwarming work -- and we really cannot do it alone.

May God continue to work in the hearts of you and your sons.  

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