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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before the Throne Wednesday

Welcome back!  I pray you are experiencing a renewed intimacy with your Heavenly Father as you go before Him in prayer on behalf of your children!

I said last week that we would be praying through Psalm 119, but we'll put that off until next week.  There is lots of talk right now about the movie Courageous, which will be in the theaters this Friday, September 30.  My husband and I are going Friday to see it and are taking our daughter, Cecily (13) with us.  I wrote a review of Randy Alcorn's novel based on the screen play of the movie.  You can read that review by going HERE

Of the many virtues I pray my children will have, courage is one of them.  According to the Free Online Dictionary, "courageous" is defined as having or being characterized by "courage", which means the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.  A synonym of "courageous" is brave and some related words are:  adventuresome, fearless, unafraid, bold and resolute.  Resolute is being firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination.

I want to see ALL that in Cecily, Bentley and JennaBeth.  Right now JennaBeth has all that and more, in a two year old kinda way!  Seriously, I desire for each of my children to walk through their lives not afraid of what comes there way but able to stand firm and not be swayed by the enemy of their souls to compromise and give in to the world around them.  How will they be able to do this? 

I think Micah 6:8 is a good place for them to start:
"He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
I think you probably want your children and grandchildren and little ones in your care to be courageous as well.  Pray today that they will understand what the LORD requires of them; that they will act justly in all situations, that they will love mercy and learn to lean on God's mercy daily, and that they will walk humbly with God all the days of their lives.

And as parents, let's be courageous right along side of them!



Liz @ said...

I'm so excited to see this movie. I love the song and the message it teaches.