Thursday, August 7, 2014

For This Child I Have Prayed....

  For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: 1 Samuel 1:27

 My oldest daughter is almost 18.. In a few weeks she will legally be considered an adult. Over 19 years ago My husband and I was struggling to conceive.. I was only 20 and couldn't understand why I couldn't get pregnant.. I prayed a lot and cried a lot.. Finally went to the doctor for answers. Turned out to be a simple fix.. With in 3 months I was pregnant with my first baby.. I knew from the start it was a girl.
 From the time I was little I knew I wanted to a be a momma.. I mothered my baby dolls, my younger brother, my cousins, and animals.. When I was 18 I met my husband.. We married a little over a year later. Not seeing any reason to wait on babies we didn't try to prevent them.
   It was a rough pregnancy from the start with a couple of scares that I was losing her.. But God was Merciful.. She was born 5 days before her actual Due date. Healthy and screaming..
 For this child I prayed..... She was beautiful... and an answer to a mother's prayer..

With the difficulty  I had getting pregnant the 1st time. We saw no need to try and prevent pregnancy after she was born.. 12 months 3 weeks and 3 days later we were blessed with her twin sisters.. a few weeks early but healthy anyway. And I prayed for them also.. 

We felt like this is what God wanted for us and we stopped at 3 Beautiful baby girls.


There have been many ups and downs over the years. God, Extended family, Situations, finances and different things have all played a part in sculpting who we are as a family. We have made big and little mistakes. Many of them..We are human.. We have learned together..

As I was praying for my girls yet again this morning.. God gave me this scripture.. For this Child I have Prayed.. It was from Hannah when she prayed to have a child and God blessed her with Samuel. She had taken him back to the Tabernacle to give him back to God as she promised. After this stuck in my head this morning I went back to the prayer she prayed after having had Samuel and God opening her womb to conceive more children.  A few scriptures stood out to me..
 You see in the last few months we have been having a few difficulties. For the most part its the half way point of being almost an adult but not quite there yet issues.. There have been other things added to make for difficult situations. When God spoke to me this morning.. It melted my heart, gave me peace about my girls.. Because For these Children I have prayed.. Maybe not always when I should have but I have learned when to hear God.. When to pray... What to pray... and when to give them and the situation to Him completely. When to lay my burdens before my God to fix the things I cannot make sense of.

   When the enemy of this world threatens to take my children I have scriptures to stand on.. To cling to as a momma. When I see my daughters making choices that we have taught them better and they  have to learn there are consequences... I will reach for my God and hold to His Word.
  He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. 1 Samuel 2:9

When they are headstrong and trying to bend things to their will rather than to God's will.I will hold Fast and Prove God is stronger but also a gentle God. He will mend broken hearts and spirits.
 There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for theLord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 1 Samuel 2:2-3

When they succeed at something in this life. I will praise God for directing us where we need to go. I will be Grateful for all his blessings and rejoice..
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. 1 Samuel 2:1

When they are not sure what to do in this life.. Not sure how to act or where to turn too. I will turn to God to direct them and keep them in the path HE would have them to go.. That they would put their faith and trust in Him.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.1 Samuel 2:10

 When the evil in this world comes against them to destroy them.. Then I will lift up a standard and let the Enemy know.. Not My children!.. I have Prayed for Them..
  So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19

I have given them to God. He has made promises. His Promises will not fail... 

 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. 
Isaiah 43:5-7
 So while Satan may be trying to bring my family down... I will stand.. When I have done all I know to do.. I will stand.. I will stand for God, for my family, for Truth, for Salvation,For the Word of God. Ephesians 6:13-20
 Because For These Children I have Prayed..


Brenda said...

Beautiful post! You have done what you can do and now they have to make decisions. Your prayers will be a great help!

matty said...

Been there, done that. My son has done many things that I wasn't happy about; however, when he was born (I was nearly 30 -- talk about waiting for an answer!), I gave him to God. And I have done so every day since then. And, He and my son have not disappointed me. Hang fast to your faith and trust! No choice can be made without a mend with God's help. I will be remembering your wonderful girls (and their parents) in my prayers. Trust me. They are / will be fine. After all, you and Kyle planted some good seeds as they have grown. Hang in there!

Elisa said...

What a beautiful post!! It was just what I needed to read today! Thank you!

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Amen! So beautifully written. Isn't God wonderful! We have four children and are fighting our battles in a difficult world, parenting is not easy, but God is with us. For these children l have prayed. Blessings, Pam