Sunday, September 25, 2011

:: WP Challenge Day 20 - Salvation ::

Today's topic is paramount and should be the foundation for all our other prayers for our Warriors.  The character development we've been asking God to instill in our hearts and in the lives of our sons means nothing without the framework of salvation.  Apart from a life rooted in Christ and His saving work on the cross everything else is just a desire to live a "good life."  And I know we want more for our men.  So here is Brooke's encouragement for today:

"There is NOTHING my heart years for more than my sons' salvation.  To quote from the ebook: 'Day after day you will parent, intentionally seeking the heart of your son.  But until the King of kings and Lord of lords turns his heart of stone into a heart of flesh, your son's actions will be motivated by what is pleasing to him, rather than what is pleasing to the Lord.'  Everything hinges on this.  Oh, we can pray for protection, good friends and influences and positive fruit-bearing experiences for our sons along the way.  But until their hearts submit to Jesus they will continue to choose themselves and their own way.  Elyse Fitzpatrick, in her book entitled, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, says, 'There is no easy way to say it, but it must be said: parents and churches are not passing on a robust Christian faith and an accompanying commitment to the church.'  Take a moment today to look long and hard at your parenting.  Is it Gospel-centered, or have you allowed the world's 'stinking thinking' to creep into your home?"

:: Assignment for Today ::

  • Reading: None
  • Prayer: Salvation
  • Comment: Extra Prayer Day! If you have a son in need of a saving relationship with Jesus, leave a post.  If not, leave a post praying for those who do!