Friday, February 3, 2012

The Blessing

Last Saturday, our church had a Parent's Night Out event where they served us dinner and we got to hear a wonderful speaker named Dr. Knight.

Dr. Knight spoke on blessing our children and how interceding on his children's behalf had strengthened his relationship with them and with God.

He started out by defining what a blessing was. He said that it is when God does something for you that you can't do for yourself. He then went on to say that we need to focus more on our blessings and what God has done for us.  He challenged everyone to start praising God for His blessing instead of asking for something from God.

The main focus was how as parents we need to bless our children by praying to God to do things for them that they can't do for themselves.  That really hit home.  Will is so little and he doesn't understand that he needs so many things (spiritually, emotionally, and physically) and that Clay and I can't always provide those things for him, but God can.  Dr. Knight also said that every time we bless our children, we are telling them we love them, we are affirming thing and we are telling them that they have value.  I want so badly for Will to know that he is so loved and valued!

Finally, Dr. Knight told us the blessing he prays over his children. It is so simple but so powerful. 

Dear God - bless this child, protect this child, keep this child pure, keep this child safe, in Jesus' name. Amen

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