Kat from over at Inspired to Action had this amazing post today.
It comes on the heels of a conversation I had with J & B yesterday. God's timing is always so cool.
I was talking to them about how I pray for them... and that I had recently come to realize that if ... and it's a BIG IF... but IF I had to choose between them being happy, healthy & having all their dreams come true... OR them following Jesus, I would choose for them to follow Jesus. That is not to say I want my children to be miserable... but I know that true joy comes from Christ - not from the things of this world and especially not the things the world will tell them will make them happy.
Of course I pray for them to be safe, for God to bless them and guard & protect them in all ways (physical, spiritual & emotional). But my most fervent prayers for them are to follow Christ...sacrificially...completely... sold out to Jesus with every beat of their hearts. The way that I want to live... the way I struggle to live.
We clicked through from Kat's blog and watched this video of this song... it took my breath away at times. Watch it intentionally... THINK... FEEL the depths of the words ringing into your heart. I so hope that someone prays this way for me.
And the beginning of Francis Chan's sermon after the song has me intrigued... I'm going to see if I can scout up a link to that as well to watch/listen. If I can find it I will try to come back and add it here later.
UPDATE: Found it! Go here and scroll to the sermon "Power" by Francis on 7/6/08. We are listening to it while J does her Algebra test (at her request).
Blessings on the journey,