For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)
It’s the first day of school here in Putnam county but my house still sleeps this morning. Our high school has a tradition of giving the freshmen the school to themselves this first morning. So the upperclassmen get to sleep in. They don’t have to report until noontime.
My boys are upperclassmen.
It’s been robbing my sleep some lately—the way they are growing and I’ve been praying more lately. This morning, my heart wouldn’t settle down so I started looking through some old pictures. I’m not sure what year this is—but they both still have some chubbiness in their cheeks.
In a couple hours, I’ll drive off to work and they’ll still be sleeping. This year, we decided they would get themselves up and make their own breakfast—give Teddy a little practice for when he heads off to college next year. (I know, I know, I spoil them; but they are my babies).
I thought it would be easier by now, this parenting thing. Turns out, getting them ready to fledge the nest is hard in a different kind of way. Knowing when to open my hand and actually doing it are two different things. So this morning, I’ve been praying scripture over my two boys. It’s the same scripture I prayed over them every night when I used to tuck them in.
Maybe you need the assurance of this blessing this morning also?
Praying for our children all over the world this morning.
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