“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south: Send them back. Return my sons from distant lands, my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child Whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.” (-God) Isaiah 43:5-7 MSG
For years now I have gathered verses about my kids. Anything encouraging and peace-bringing. I want to be reminded God loves them, that He watches over them and that He holds them close. I want assurance of His glory working in their lives!
Maybe at times I go too far and take promises that aren’t mine to take, or believe too much on their behalf… but God knows my fierce mother’s-heart and hopefully gives me slack. Ok, maybe a lot of slack.
Since the phrase “your faith” is used some 2188 times in the New Testament, I think God likes it. If I make a mistake, may it be on the side of having BIG faith in a BIG God, who I believe with all my heart- can do far more than I ask or even imagine!
So in that, I will continue to believe for their salvation and maturity in Christ – not because of what I see and hear, but because of what Almighty God is capable of! 🙌🏽
These souls I helped produce, were long-ago dedicated to Him, and have daily been laid before Him. They are His in Jesus’ name!