Hello! If you are joining us here today from the Proverbs 31 devotional welcome!
The Lord sure is interesting. When I found out that this devotional which I wrote back in May was running today, my son’s 18th birthday, I thought it couldn’t be coincidental. With the devotional being on “forming” our children, I have had to come to the place this past month where I recognize that my time for doing that for my son is over. It is a very strange place to be, because I see the “pillar” of my son and see the work that still needs to be done. Now it is time, more than ever before, to turn the rest of this work over to the Lord, utterly and completely.
I have had such a hard time. I knew this time would come, but I had thought there would be some time of monumental event. He would graduate from high school. He would go to college. He would get married. But instead, the monumental time has been a whisper in my ear, “Let go. You are done.” Some tears have fallen; but I have a hope that the Lord will complete what He began, even if it is not the way I would have chosen.
Yesterday in church as I was praising the Lord, I thought about my story and all that the Lord has done for me. And then I thought about my son’s story. Just as I had to partner with Jesus to write mine, so my son needs to surrender and decision to partner with Him to write His own.
If any of you have any advice to share with me and others on just how to walk all of this out practically, I would love to gleen from your wisdom. And I ask, that as you finish this post, that you would say a prayer for my son that He will follow hard after His maker.
Psalm 144:12 (NLT) “May our sons flourish in their youth…”