I AM THE TRUTH: the One who came to set you free. As the Holy Spirit controls your mind and actions more fully, you become free in Me. You are increasingly released to become the one I created you to be. This is a work I can do in you as you yield to My Spirit. I can do My best handiwork when you sit in the stillness of My Presence, focusing your entire being on Me.
Let My thoughts burst freely upon your consciousness, stimulating abundant Life. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. As you follow Me, I lead you along paths of newness: ways you have never imagined. Don’t worry about what is on the road up ahead. I want you to find your security in knowing Me, the One who died to set you free.
John 8:32 – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Philippians 2:13 – “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
John 14:6 – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus Calling For Kids – June 30th
I Know the Way
I am the Truth – the One who came to set you free. As you learn to let My Spirit control your mind and actions, you become free in Me – you become more and more the one I created you to be.
I do my best work in you when you sit quietly in My Presence, focusing your thoughts on Me. Open yourself to Me, letting My thoughts flow freely into your mind. I will help you see things as I see them. And I will lead you along paths of adventure.
Don’t worry about what is on the road up ahead. I know the way for Your life, because I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. Trust that you are safe with Me – the One who died to set you free.
I can hear my own words to my own children in these words from God. The truth of the matter is…God really does know the way for my life and I would just be guessing as to the right thing for them. I know that I can trust Him to lead me in the right direction and I know that I will do my best to listen and obey. I also know that He will lead my children in the right direction, the problem…I do not trust that they will always do their best to listen and obey.
I need God to do His best work through my children and I know you feel like me, and you have a hunger for God to do His best work through your children too. In order for God to work in the life of my family and your family…we need to present our requests to Him and our faith and belief in Him will move Him on our behalf.
Would you like to join me in praying for our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and the other children/adult children in our lives that we love and want to be all that God has called them to be? If so, join me on the Many Strands page starting tomorrow as we start a new challenge to pray specifically for our children for the next 31 days.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
Here is what we will be praying for each day during the month of July. I am sharing the list with you ahead of time so that you can be prepared with your own prayers each day to share with the other parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, pastors, family friends…etc, who I hope will be joining us in agreement.
July 1. Salvation—”Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” (Isa. 45:8; 2 Tim. 2:10)
July 2. Growth in Grace—”I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3:18)
July 3. Love—”Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them.” (Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:2)
July 4. Honesty and Integrity—”May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.” (Ps. 25:21)
July 5. Self-Control—”Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do.” (1 Thess. 5:6)
July 6. Love for God’s Word—”May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb.” (Ps. 19:10)
July 7. Justice—”God, help my children to love justice as You do and act justly in all they do.” (Ps. 11:7; Mic. 6:8)
July 8. Mercy—”May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)
July 9. Respect (for self, others, and authority)—”Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands.” (1 Pet. 2:17)
July 10. Biblical Self-Esteem—”Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:10)
July 11. Faithfulness—”Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.” (Prov. 3:3)
July 12. Courage—”May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions.” (Deut. 31:6)
July 13. Purity—”Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions.” (Ps. 51:10)
July 14. Kindness—”Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” (1 Thes. 5:15)
July 15. Generosity—”Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay-up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age.” (1 Tim. 6:18-19)
July 16. Peace-Loving—”Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace.” (Rom. 14:19)
July 17. Joy—”May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Thes. 1:6)
July 18. Perseverance—”Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.” (Heb. 12:1)
July 19. Humility—”God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all.” (Titus 3:2)
July 20. Compassion—”Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion.” (Col. 3:12)
July 21. Responsibility—”Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load.” (Gal. 6:5)
July 22. Contentment—”Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength.” (Phil. 4:12-13)
July 23. Faith—”I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.” (Luke 17:5-6; Heb. 11:1-40)
July 24. A Servant’s Heart—”God, please help my children develop servant’s hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men.” (Eph. 6:7)
July 25. Hope—”May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 15:13)
July 26. Patience – God, strengthen my children with all power, so that they may have great endurance and patience. (Gal. 5:22)
July 27. Passion for God—”Lord, please instill in my children a soul that ‘followeth hard after thee,’ one that clings passionately to You.” (Ps. 63:8)
July 28. Wisdom—” Father, I pray my children would ask and that you would generously give wisdom to them as you promise. (James 1:5)
July 29. Prayerfulness—”Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers.” (1 Thess. 5:17)
July 30. Gratitude—”Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph. 5:20; Col. 2:7)
July 31. Boldness— “I pray that my children would fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel of Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 6:19)
As we embark on this “31 Days of Praying for our Children”, I ask that you bless the words from our hearts that we will be praying for our children. You know the depth of our love for each of these children in our lives and You know just what each one them need from You. We will trust You Lord to move in their lives, we turn them over to You, Lord, to lift up to be just who You have planned for them to be. You love them more than we love them and You want only the best for their lives. The honor and glory for all that they are will be given to You. Jesus, please use our children to further Kingdom purposes. In Your name, Amen.
Please watch the 2 videos below before you begin your 31 Day Prayer journey for your children. We all need the four principles discussed by Fern Nichols prior to praying for our children.