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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Identity: Knowing Who You Are

I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.

This is what the Lord says… “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
Isaiah 43:1
 

Abba Father, it is so easy to lose sight of who I am and what I should be doing. Yet, Your scriptures so lovingly remind me I am Your child and that You claim me regardless of my faults and mistakes. This is a love I never truly appreciated until I had children of my own. I come before You today with gratitude for who I am - a child called, redeemed, embraced, claimed and loved by You. Let this knowledge stand firm as the center of my identity. I belong to You now and for eternity. Amen.

21 comments:

Angela Brown said...

Amen. Another beautiful prayer and reminder of our place within God's loving arms.

gail said...

Beautiful. I am so glad you stopped by!

pensive pumpkin said...

hi! thanks for stopping by my blog!

just wanted to let you know that when i clicked your profile your blog did not come up for some reason. but i stalked you like a pro. ha!

Lynn Proctor said...

beautiful verses and post!

50 foot QE said...

Nice to see such a loving post. A daily prayer for the A-Z challenge is brilliant.Thanks for that!

Bethie said...

I needed a reminder of Who I belong to. I'm loving all the daily prayers.

Jess said...

Amen and Amen. Beautiful, Sylvia.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Beautiful.. Absolutely beautiful.. I'm so happy you stopped by my blog and brought me to yours.. I will def. be visiting often. Thank you.

mare ball said...

If people knew they were children of God FIRST, they would have more peace and less suffering. Interestingly, to comment on any blog, you first must "choose an identity." They need a box that says, "God's girl." :-)

ejwforeman said...

I love your theme! I will be following you from now on. Loved today's prayer and so true about not being able to fully appreciate his love for his children, until you've had children of your own.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today. I look forward to reading more from you.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Sylvia, this is a great A-Z and I'm enjoying your beautiful posts!

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

Cari from Bubble Gum on my Shoe said...

Beautiful post and blog! Looking forward to reading more!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Beautiful. I was just reminded of this yesterday when I was feeling sad about not being married or making anything important in my life. God knows who I am and created me to be this person. He has greater plans than I could ever imagine.

Pat Carroll Marcantel said...

Another Spirit-filled post, Sylvia. Thanks.

Marcie said...

Beautiful prayer.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am returning your visit.

Anjali Krishna said...

Amen.
I just realized that I have become too busy to spare some time for God.
This prayer was a reminder.
Thank you for visiting my blog! :-)

Suzi Fischer said...

Thank you! I'm following you. This is an awesome post.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Very beautiful. Thank you.

Nicole said...

Thanks for these daily prayers. Beautiful reminders in the midst of a hectic day!

Christie Wright Wild said...

Do you know this book? It's based on a popular children's hymn.

"I am a child of God and he has sent me here, has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear.

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do to live with him some day.

I am a child of God and so my needs are great. Help me to understand his will before it grows too late.

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do to live with him some day.

I am a child of God. Rich blessings are in store. If I but learn to do his will, I'll live with him once more.

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do to live with him some day."

Thanks for sharing. Hope you like the song.