The blog has been resurrected...let's try this again. I stuggled with knowing what I wanted to do with this blog, if anything. I've decided to just use it to jot down things I am thinking about, ways the Lord is challenging me, funny kid stories, and to document current projects I am working on. I'm doing it because I enjoy it and hope that someone else might enjoy it as well. If not, no worries, I still enjoy documenting what's been happening in the Scott family home!
I've been really meditating lately on the fact that I frequently pray for protection over my children. Asking the Lord to protect them from harm, from illnesses, from injuries but mostly from the evil in this world. I think these are wise things to be praying for, however, I've recently been convicted that I am praying way too much for protection and not nearly enough for their reactions to inevitable pain that will occur in our world. We live in a fallen, sinful world and we all face times of trouble and pain each day. It is how we respond to these times of troubles that sets us apart. Here are some verses I've been thinking about...
John 16:33 " I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Romans 8:17 " Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."
1 Peter 4:12-13 "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Chirst, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed."
So, I am going to start praying more that pain and trials won't disrupt my children's walk with the Lord. I'm going to pray that they will cling to what they know to be truth even when every bit of their flesh is screaming otherwise. I'm going to pray that my children don't blame or curse the Lord for hard times that will come. I am going to pray that the Lord is already preparing my little children for what is ahead and showing me how to teach them that confidence! Whew! Big things to be praying about!