Diversity and a Mate

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Let these thoughts guide you as you pray for your kids and their relationships with other people.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”(Galatians 3:28, ESV)

Do you remember your Sunday School teacher sharing God’s Word on the flannel board? Do you remember getting a star by your name if you brought your Bible and friend to church? Do you remember singing this song when you were a kiddo…

“Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white. All are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

I think it’s time for parents to pull out the old Sunday School song and teach your kiddos this rich, profound, supernatural and life changing truth. The truth that God is super creative. The truth that God has a wild imagination. The truth that God made people red, yellow, black and white. The truth that God calls us to live a life that appreciates and values the diversity that God has created. Today, pray that God would give your kids a supernatural, accepting, encouraging spirit to those that are different from them.

”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:5, ESV)

When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer…

“Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake. Please GOD! Save me a piece of that cake.”

So many parents teach their kiddos to ask God to give them a good day at school, to help them on a test or to take their headache away. All great prayers. But can you imagine what would happen if we trained our kiddos at a very young age to pray for their future mate? Can you imagine what would happen if we prayed this with our kids but we also enlisted brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and grandparents to pray for your kiddos future mate? Today, pray for your child’s future mate. Pray that they would marry a wholly committed follower of Jesus. Pray that your kids’ future mate walks in purity and pray that your kids’ future mate falls madly in love with Jesus.

Written by Chris Spradlin

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