Welcome to another Psalm Saturday. I am reading the Psalms and wanted to journal what I have been reading and learning from them.
Today I have been reading these verses from Psalm 66:
let me tell you what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
his praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened
and heard my voice in prayer.
20 Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!
Psalm 66: 17-20 NIV.
This week I have been trying to pray as much as I possibly can. As you probably know Jacob started Primary school this week. I have been worried and anxious about this all week. He has been fine and just asked 5 minutes ago could he go to school to learn another letter today!!
It is good to know that God hears our prayers and does not reject them. He listens and knows our heart and how we feel.
I have been thinking about prayer lately and particularly for my children. I am not the best at praying for them at all. I really need to focus on this and pray much more passionately for them. Especially with Jacob being in the world of school. I worry about bullying, him being alone, peer pressure and all the worldly influences. A good Christian friend with grown children helped me with these concerns recently. I appreciate her wisdom and guidance. I need to trust God much more and pray for my kids much, much more.
I don't want to wrap Jacob in cotton wool but I do want him to have the best education possible and enjoy being a child. I have thought about homeschooling and will keep this on the back burner if we do begin to experience any problems at school. However, I think I do need to give school a chance. What I don't want is to be faced with a battle each day between our values and things he is picking up from friends at school.
I could write and write about this but won't. I should be focusing on the Psalm verses!! These verses just remind me how I need to pray so much for everything and be thankful for a God who listens!