This one is for every momma who’s heart is longing for her children to come home both physically and spiritually.
I recently felt the Spirit of God prompt me to at a conference to call out any mom whose children were not serving the Lord or who had broken relationships with their children. I was amazed at how many women stood up… at least a quarter of the room. We prayed for those moms and believed with them for miracles in their families. We prayed for their kids to come home, for their relationships with the Lord to be rejuvenated, and their families restored.
I believe that God loves our children just as much, if not more than we do and that he is in constant pursuit of them with his love and grace. God pursued me when I was far from him and lovingly coaxed me out of my rebellion and back into his arms. I must believe he would do the same for my children and for your children.
I was a prodigal too… and I’m so grateful for my mom who prayed for me relentlessly through that season. We can’t force our kids to follow Jesus. Most kids will go through a time at one point or another where they wrestle with their faith and that’s ok. In fact, I believe it’s a necessary part of growing up.
It’s our job as parents to stand in truth and continue to show them the love and grace of God in everything we do and say until they come back home. It’s also our right as children of God to stand in the gap and pray our children back into the Kingdom. God has a special blessing over families and gives parents the authority to stand up and make declarations into the spiritual realm on behalf of our kids. Continue to pray and trust that God is actively working on bringing them back home.
There are many thoughts and promises in scripture for parents but here is the one I stand firm on when my kids have strayed from their faith…
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world. She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children. Find out more about Brenda here.