That Child that I Prayed For…

Posted on April 3, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

“but the Lord directed his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

Here it is Sunday after church and the house is buzzing as always.  Summer is here with our summer schedule is in full swing.  In some ways we have our routine down, run to church, run home and grab some KFC on the way home.  Everyone eats while changing clothes for work.  Our oldest son starts at 1pm and Dad goes in at 3pm.  While mom is home just trying to keep everything spinning, she gets up to do the dishes that have been left over from the adventures of the day before.

As I am loading the dishwasher I look up at a plaque I have above the counter that says

“100 years from now…it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD.”

Oh boy, did I stop in my tracks.  My little one is at my feet snuggling against my leg with his beautiful smile almost as if he wanted to remind me to look at the plaque and remember him.  I stopped what I was doing, grabbed his favorite ball and sat down to play with him.

You see we prayed for this child for 13 years and had gotten on such a routine with our family of 3 that sometimes it is hard to remember we are now 4.

Have you been praying that God would use you in someone’s life?  Have you taken the time to stop and realize that maybe they are right at your feet? Do you need to have a look at your routine of things?

What a true blessing when you know that you have made a difference in a life. It might be a young child like ours or a child or God’s of any age that He needs us to work with.

What work does God have for us to make a difference in the life of a child?  How will this child’s ministry change and effect things for HIM in a 100 years to come?

Lynn A. Wilson

From Real Victory for Real Life Volume 1

Lynn Wilson has served on staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother. She has one teenage son at home, and one married son and daughter-in-law.

The Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 30-31, Hebrews 5| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Daily Quote: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carol Buchner

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4 

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