Into His Hands

When you hear the word vision what first comes to mind? The sight you have from your eyes? The dreams you have had? A mental image of a hope for the future?

Vision can also be expressed by the desires of our heart, the goals we desire to be lived out by ourselves and those we love. Is there anyone in your life that you have a vision for? As mothers, I am confident to say that our children come to mind. We desire the best for them from their education to future spouses. We want to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed and to be best prepared for the world when they leave our nest.

It is only natural for us to have these desires. I, myself have these visions for my children. I also desire for my boys to be men of God and my daughter to be a woman of God. The visions I have for them I lay into the hands of God. I am well aware of the world outside my front door and around the world, but I know we serve a mighty God—a God Who will call and equip my children and yours.

When God calls them, my prayer is that their hearts will be open, and they will be submissive and respond to Him. My prayer is that they will have an unwavering faith, boldness, and confidence to serve wherever He leads them. I pray that as my children grow up they will love, encourage, support, and when the times come, forgive one another. As a mother, my role is to pray fervently, model for them a life that represents what I desire of them and a transparency that shares with them the visions I have for them, not keeping them as secrets. As you reflect on the visions you have for your children, family, and yourself may you take comfort in these Scriptures.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil. 4:6 NIV).

“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge” (Prov. 14:26 ESV).

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6 NIV).

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Heb. 13:20–21 NIV).

 

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