Tuesday, June 21, 2011

21 Days of Prayer for Sons--The Fruit of the Spirit

This is my catch-up post :). I have been praying but have not had time to blog about it until now. We're in the middle of praying the Scriptures for our sons through the fruit of the Spirit: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL. As you can tell from my blog's title, we're raising our children to be fruitbearers :).

Study Questions

1. There comes a time in every child's life, when the sin-nature starts to show its ugly head. For Brooke and her husband, this came accompanied by a difficult, life-altering challenge that made it difficult for them to train their son. Can you relate?
Yes. One of our sons has special needs and special challenges.

2. When things don't go as you planned, and life seems to throw you a curve-ball, what is your heart's response? Do you get angry with God? Stop talking to Him?
My heart's response was sorrow, grief, and disappointment. I don't get angry with God. I talk to Him even more; I cried out to Him in desperation. I asked why even though I knew I might never receive the answer until I get to Heaven.

3. Have you had times where your children's behavior or illness has threatened your family life or marriage? Describe a time like that here.
Yes, not "threatened" necessarily but caused our family pain, sorrow, anger, frustration, misunderstanding, heartaches and rocked our family's peace and harmony. We've been through all that with our 12 yo son's conditions.

4. How did you resolve the situation above? If it's not resolved, how can you begin to pray for God's protection and leading?
We've been praying and praying constantly. We beg God for healing and leading. We're very thankful that the Lord has sustained us all and continued to heal our son and give us hope.

5. Have you ever felt like one of your children's personalities changed practically overnight? How did you respond?
Yes. I was overwhelmed and didn't know how to best handle that child. God has used that child to teach me the true meaning of unconditional love.

May my sons always abide in the Lord Jesus Christ and bear much fruit. Lord, please empower them with Your Holy Spirit and fill their hearts with the fruit of the Spirit. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen!

1 comment:

  1. Amen, U! Love the honesty and sincerity in your answers. Thanks for sharing!