But for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Micah 7:7 ESV
All we could do was watch, wait, and pray.
My wife and I became empty nesters when our last two children moved out and shared an apartment. Doing so was a huge step for them and us. Thirty-one years had passed since we’d been on our own.
I now notice things I once didn’t: a silent piano, a larger-looking dinner table, more hot water, more bathroom time, and spacious parking in the driveway.
Fortunately, all five of our adult children live nearby, and we see them frequently. But them moving out doesn’t mean we stop parenting. We’re merely venturing into a new phase. We’ve also amped up our prayers for them.
In the preceding verse, the writer tells how the children had mistreated their parents. However, the writer watched, waited, and prayed.
Whether we parent little ones or adults, the process remains the same. We should pray for our children daily–that God would direct their path and that they will remain faithful to Him.
What steps can you take to help your children make godly choices and serve God?
Father God, You have entrusted my children to me. Help me to watch them, wait on You, and pray for them to call You the God of their salvation. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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