Prayerful Decisions

I was having a conversation with a friend a few days ago about the choices we make for our children – to homeschool, to not homeschool, to do one or two activities, eat this and don’t eat that. It can be so overwhelming sometimes!

When we think about the decisions that we make for our children, and how they will inevitably affect their own decision making skills, we are reminded yet again that we can not rely on our own resources. We must seek the guidance of our Heavenly Father and in our quiet time with Him, listen and let Him guide us in His gentle instructions for not only ourselves, but for our children as well. Our Father isn’t operating on a day to day basis – He sees not only our future but the future of our family as a unit and for our children individually – after all, they are His. He knows how their past, present, and future experiences will be used and how He is using it all to build their character and a platform to glorify His Name. And guess what? God is using you, Mom, to help Him! Just like you wouldn’t build a home without seeking the advice of a Contractor, don’t parent and raise up your children without the advice of their Maker!

When we seek Him, to make our decisions for our children, it is the reassurance that we need if things begin to feel like a struggle.  Prayerfully making decisions and being flexible to the Lord’s leading, will help you stay confident in the path that HE chose for you, your family, your children.

Let me encourage you today to seek The Lord in all aspects of your parenting – there is no issue too big or too small to be prayerful about. All of the small decisions we make accumulate and help build up this little person (or bigger person) to become the man or woman of God they are called to be. We must make every decision thoughtfully and prayerfully. When you follow His lead – its always an interesting journey – but you end up right where He wants you to be.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

In praying for our children, do you need a good place to start? Check out this link for a great prayer list and DIY prayer book download!



Kacey is a Jesus loving Wife and Mom of three – Ryder – 6 yrs. old, and Lincoln & Ruby Jane – 5yrs. old. When she is not managing her family she can be found coaching a women’s discipleship group, writing, and photographing other wonderful families or with her nose in a book or design blog. Kacey believes that joy is found in all of the small things that our day has to offer – a prayer, a bear hug from her kids, a quiet five minutes, and of course chocolate.[/author_info] [/author]

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