Wednesday, September 7, 2011

:: WP Challenge Day 2 - Obedience ::

Good morning!  You did it - you made it through the first whole day of our challenge!  Seriously though - never forget to celebrate the small victories!  So, with yesterday's joys fresh in our mind and the passion we all hold for the growth of our Warriors, let's jump into today's topic.  We're going to be praying through Obedience and as I've read through some of the prayer requests you've sent my way, I know this is going to hit home for many of us! 

Here's some extra encouragement from Brooke:

"I don't think there is another issue in my parenting that causes me as much stress as getting my children to obey me.  I know it's a vitally important concept to teach them.  In fact, I've heard it said that if a man can't submit to Jesus, he will never be able to lead a woman (Tommy Nelson, Love & Romance Conference).  No pressure, right moms?  Depending on what methods we use, we CAN make our sons obey.  We can MAKE them obey us.  But at the risk of sounding a little lazier than I really am as a parent, I would submit this: Obeying God is intimately linked to loving Him.  If we focus too much on forcing our boys to change their outward behavior, and forget to hold out the great depth of love that sent a Savior to the cross, we're running the risk  of raising little Pharisees."

"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.  He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." John 14:21

Assignment for Today:
  • Read the section titled, "The Importance of Obedience" in the e-book and work through any (or all) of the Study Questions that enhance your time in this challenge!
  • Pray through the 10 prayers on Obedience.
  • On Our Knees - In the comment section, leave a prayer for the person above you and a few things for the person below you to pray about for your family!  I'll start!