HAVE A VISION FOR YOUR CHILDREN


"Let me share one last nugget. While our oldest son was still a baby, an older woman told me to pray for his future wife. She told me to pray for her salvation, her virginity, her protection from the enemy, her joy, her education. I prayed that when she saw our son, she would know that she was his good thing and that because of her he would obtain favor of the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). I believe the Lord has answered that prayer." -Alaine Strozier

It is never too late to start praying for the future of your children.  Whether your children are grown, growing or have not made it into the secret most sacred spot in your womb, I suggest you pray for their future.


In the late 90's, I had some very wise women speak some powerful nuggets of wisdom deep into my soul. One woman told me about the importance of praying for my children's future jobs, especially my boys.  She said to pray that my boys would be able to sustain their own home without the income of their wives.  She said to pray that my daughter would be able to stay at home and raise a family if she wanted too. She told me that if a woman wants to work she should be able too.  This woman said, "No woman should have to be a servant to a job that does not allow her to stay home with a sick child or take off to celebrate special days with her family." I wanted that for our children, so I prayed it.She told me that she was praying that her boys would own their own business and be the employer verses the employee. When she said that, it was as if that nugget was forced deep within the crevices of my brain and instantly grew roots. 


I began praying that if it was the Lord's will, our children would become business owners. So far, each one has come to us (my husband and I) and told us that they want to own their own business. One child had the name of their business before they reached middle school.  Should it come to pass, we will rejoice. If it doesn't come to pass, we will still rejoice!  Why?  Because generations of Strozier's are yet to be born. If the prayer I prayed for our children to become business owners is not for them specifically, it is for their seed. Amen! 


Different women have shared with me how they build their home.  I have taken some of what they have shared and mixed it in with the mortar that I used to build my own home.  Some of what was spoken to me was like a colony of termites sent to feed off of the vision the Lord had set for my home.  I quickly exterminated their words with a stiff smile and a nod of contempt. Dear lady reading this blog, have a vision for your children. Have a vision so that when erroneous instruction comes across the pulpit of your heart you can receive it as heresy, smile kindly and nod with godly endearment. Raise the platform of your heart. 

Let me share one last nugget. While our oldest son was still a baby, an older woman told me to pray for his future wife. She told me to pray for her salvation, her virginity, her protection from the enemy, her joy, her education. I prayed that when she saw our son, she would know that she was his good thing and that because of her he would obtain favor of the Lord (Proverbs 18:22).   I believe the Lord has answered that prayer. 


Shalom Aleichem 


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