Over lunch today I shared the following thought with a life long friend; something I had received from the Lord a few weeks ago and thought I might share it with you. It has revoluntionized the way I pray for my daughter and if you have children I hope it encourages you as well. If you don't have children, just pray for mine!
It happened for me on April 27 [that was 'pre-blog' thus the reason it was never posted]. I was reading a message from Stephen in Acts 7 and in verse 20 he referred to Moses as being "no ordinary child". I thought, "Stop the presses! That's what I want for my daughter! I don't want her to be ordinary. I want her to be extraordinary!"
Since then I have placed that scripture reference on her picture [I must say it's a cute picture] in my office and multiple times a day I offer a quick prayer to the Lord. "Make her extraordinary. Not for my glory but for Yours Lord. Use her for something special."
May our children fail to be ordinary. May they be extraordinary for the Kingdom!