Words carry with them such great meaning. They can build you up and make your soul soar or bring you lower than you ever thought possible.
Tonight was family fun night and it WAS full of fun. We played wii tennis and bowling and our house was full of all kinds of cheers, affirmations, and joy. Hearing and seeing my three enjoy time together was amazing. Being silly and laughing was just what I needed. As the days go on I seem to truly enjoy them more and more.
Then they asked if we could do it again tomorrow. I replied, “Sure, you can do the same with your dad. It will be fun!” Kenneth said, “No, we mean as a family.” I explained that we are a family to which he replied, “No we’re not a whole family and it’s all your fault because you wouldn’t talk to daddy.”
OK. Family fun night over. The happiness and laughter ceased and my heart dropped. What’s a Mom to say to that? I just told them it was time to clean up and get ready for bed but inside my soul took a hit.
Sitting at the computer, I remembered the word enthralled. I know, seems random here, but this morning I was reminded that my Father is ENTHRALLED with my beauty. Yep. He just can’t get enough and I feel the same about him. He knows my soul language and what I need. He knows my deepest fears and hurts. He knows the truth.
He also knows the deepest hurts and fears of my children and speaks to their soul in their own unique language that only they can hear. My prayer for them tonight came from a dear friend…
Please be the God of all comfort to a little boy who is confused and angry. May he and the girls learn at an early age that you are the One they can always depend on and trust, no matter what the world throws at them. I pray that any wounds the enemy of their souls’ tries to inflict, that you would send your angels to combat those plans and thwart all evil in and around Brooke and Morgan and Kenneth.
Lord, I ask this, because you are mightily able to do more than we could ever possibly ask or imagine, and because I’ve seen you do it so many times, that you would bring about amazing and miraculous wonders in and through their lives. May what the enemy intends for evil, God, we trust that you will turn for good, in your way and in your time.
I ask for special forces to surround those beautiful children in their comings and their goings, as they go in and as they go out. And I pray that the pain and the struggles in their young lives will serve only to strengthen and compound their love and knowledge of you. God, bring glory to your name through this circumstance and may everybody know that only you could do it. I ask in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
So now I go to bed… with sweet thoughts in my soul.