Oh Lord, I love You and only wish that my children would love on You as well. May they come to know You like I have come to know You personally over the years. Shine down Your light upon me, that they may see You in me. Help me be an example of what it really means to be a Christian, that they will see Your love in me and want to know how to have this love in their lives also. I know that I can only be an example of the faith and try to raise them that way, but my daughters need to choose for themselves to give their lives to You. I just pray that they will see the need to trust in You and not just believe in You, because I do. I don't want my kids to have faith simply because of their parent's faith, but decide to have faith for themselves, which leads to salvation. So even at a young age, give them over to know what is right and wrong in Your sight. Help them not be confused with things, because the world teaches differently. May they know that what the Bible says is the true authority and if things go against what You have said, then it is wrong. All I wish is that they would want to know what You, and then follow You in faith. We only have such little time in this life before our life is up, so I pray that my daughters will give their heart, mind, and soul to following You before that time comes. It is my prayer that when their time does come, and then judgment awaits them, that they will be ready. Then, will there be only tears of joy to follow. For they are now with the king of glory forevermore. And I will be with them, for as believers, we are all made sons and daughters in Your kingdom. I also pray for my wife, that she will be with us in heaven also. I love You, Jesus. I trust in You. Amen.
2 Samuel 18:32,33 (KJV)
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
Don't wait to repent, but give your life to following Jesus today. You don't know the time or day that you will die. So be ready!
We will now look at how Absalsom’s life ended, which was very sad. It is recorded that Joab said, “I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. Continue Reading