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Psalm 127:4

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth

They are exceptionally noisy and incredibly messy. They question our decisions and challenge our authority. They monopolize our days and keep us up at night. And we love them more than our lives – these children that God has given to us.

Our children are our legacy and future. We are commissioned by our Heavenly Father to raise up the next generation to follow Him, to thoroughly prepare them for a life in Christ.

As parents, we are charged with teaching them about this marvelous Savior to Whom we have devoted our lives. We must raise them up to love Him and fully embrace His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.

They are like arrows in our hands – pointed and purposeful. We sharpen them to shoot them into the future, to carry the power of Jesus into the years beyond us. We must be intentional as we model and mold, train and teach, love and lead – always pointing them to Jesus.

If we submit to the mission and the necessary sacrifices to pass this torch, our arrows will be pointed and prepared. They will fly true and straight to hit the mark of God’s purpose every time.


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Determine to raise the children God has entrusted to you in the fear and admonition of the Lord. May they have confidence to do all things through Christ as they walk in the destiny He has prepared for each one. All God’s children say, “Amen!”

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

Ezekiel 1:1-3:15

New Testament 

Hebrews 3:1-19

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 104:1-24

Proverbs 26:24-26

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