Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Speaking Strengths into Your Child’s Heart

Proverbs 22:6  "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Every night when my husband puts our kids to bed, he lays his hands on them and prays out loud, thanking God for their strengths.  He will pray "Thank You, Lord, for my son, Zack, whom You have given to me, who has a pure heart of love for people of all ages, and a great business mind," or "Thank You, Lord, that my beautiful daughter, Calgary, exercised her gift of leadership in school today by ..."

My children will never doubt that my husband believes in them or wonder what their strengths are. This simple, consistent act has helped shape their Godfidence (confidence in God's involvement in their lives), given them direction in making choices for their lives, and ensured that their "Daddy" love tank has been filled up!  (Mommy has a separate tank but that is for another blog post!) 

Each child is created uniquely by our wonderful Father in heaven for a specific purpose He has planned for them.  I encourage you to ask God what your children's strengths are and begin consistently reminding them of those strengths.  Children need to grasp to Whom they belong (rooted in Him), and know how He has gifted them (wings to fly.)

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written, loved this!:) going to share it with my hubby for us to do more of!