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Day 6: Wisdom in Parenting

All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Isaiah 54:13 NKJV

One of the biggest things affecting families today is a departure from things of God–this isn’t the case in all situations, and sometimes there are issues that arise in families that require fasting and earnest prayer to recover (Matthew 17:21 NKJV). This day and age is seeing more and more families torn apart due to differing religious or political ideologies, arguments, fights, etc.; when what the family really needs is a Christ-centered approach to solving the problems.

Keep in mind that we “do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV), and also our weapons aren’t guns and fists, but prayer and fasting, and the Word of God. During this Fast, as you pray for your family and spiritual growth, also make it a priority to ask God for wisdom in handling every family situation–when you begin to walk in tune with the Holy Spirit and ask what He would have you do, your methods will not fail because God does not fail. Every time you go to discipline your children or train them, you’ll have the words to speak.

Prayer for the Day:

Father, I know that only homes with Christ positioned in the middle of everyday living will succeed in this wicked time. I need You, Lord, in order for me to be the man/woman that You call me to be in my home. Give me wisdom to create a place of physical rest and of spiritual rest where my family can bring a crisis and lay it on a “bed” of faith. Help me to communicate with my spouse and my children. Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my pathway. God, we really need You in our home. We need a little church in our home. God, I give You everything; take my home; take my family; take my future. In Jesus Name, amen.