Written by: Amanda Geaney
God showed me something today.
When we decided to pull our children from one school and move them to a new one it was a difficult decision. I wanted to homeschool or put our children in a Christian school, but my husband wanted the children to go to the school that we are zoned for. I prayed about this decision, made a surprise visit to shadow two classrooms, and then prayed more. We moved our children to (omitted with love) Elementary the first day following Spring Break 2014.
EVERY day the children and I pray for the staff and students while driving to school in the minivan.
Today I was blessed when I entered the school to take the children their lunches. On the wall in the hallway is a display that reads “Words of Wisdom.” On it students from one class have shared the best advice that they have ever received. Here are a few:
In that moment, I felt God reminding me that He is everywhere. He is not just in our homes or in Christian schools – He is everywhere. He is in the hearts of our children and the educators who trust in Him. He also reminded me that He is with my children, even when I cannot be. It’s like he was saying, “Don’t worry Mom, I got this.”
God knows the desires of our hearts. He loves us and our children with a perfect and unfailing love. Don’t worry mom, He’s got this!
Prayers You Can Use
Taken from: Praying the Scriptures for Your Children
by Jodie Berndt
I pray that ___________ would always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks her to give the reason for the home that she has, and cause her to speak with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
May ________ never be ashamed of the gospel, but let her recognize that it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
Let _________ become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, and shine like a star in the universe as she holds out the word of life. Philippians 2:15-16
When ________ is set upon by bullies or assaulted by other wickedness, please help him and deliver him. Deliver him from the wicked and save him, because he takes refuge in you. Psalm 37:40
Give ________ the weapons she needs to demolish strongholds, arguments, and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of you, Lord. Help _________ to take captive every thought she has to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Let _______ make every effort to win your praise, rather than seeking the approval of his peers. Show ________ that the fear of man is a snare, but he who trusts in you will be kept safe. John 5:44; Proverbs 29:25
Make _________ and her teachers completely humble and gentle. Let them be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Don’t let any teacher take ___________ captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8
Let _____________’s teachers and coaches never become weary in doing good, but let them know that at the proper time they will reap a harvest if they do not give up. Galatians 6:9
You know our needs even before we ask you, Lord, and you promise to work in all things for the good of those who love you. Handpick each one of __________’s teachers, and surround her with classmates of your choosing. Matthew 6:8; Romans 8:28