I am not a singer, even though I love to sing. Yet, I decided to sing in front of a huge crowd few weeks ago for a special occasion . A quick prayer was essential while standing in front of the crowd knowing fully well that I have never sang in front of a crowd for more than a decade.
I had picked a meaningful hymn with a chorus and 3 stanzas, but I just couldn’t hit the right notes at the right time. Somehow, I finished the song and ran towards my chair with my head covered hoping to never ever sing again in public. My children whispered, “Mama, you sing song?”, and I replied ” It was not good at all “
I heard and learned a lesson
Couple of days later, I was in the room with my 3-year-old triplets, and I saw them holding a spoon each as if to mimic a microphone singing a familiar hymn. The very hymn I sang in public, and the very hymn I never wanted to sing again.
My heart was filled with joy because it was the very song I wished I didn’t ruin or ever sing out loud. Having only practiced twice in the room while my children were playing with their toys they surprised me. I didn’t know my toddlers would learn that song without me teaching them. “Mama,you sing good” they echoed together.
The prayer and lesson I learned from my children :
My children love to imitate me in everything I do and say!
Mamas, we don’t necessarily have to teach our children everything because many things they pick up on their own.
I didn’t have to sit and teach them those 3 stanzas, they learned by just watching me sing. I held my head high and sang my heart out with them in the room.
My real audience is my children, they didn’t care if I hit the high notes or followed the music well. They simply saw their mama smiling and singing in front of a huge crowd.
They have now begun to imitate how I react to stressful situation, and how I underline my Bible with colorful pens, and even how I pray. I fear if they will imitate only my worse behaviors.
Do we allow #God to teach us valuable lessons even when the day doesn’t turn out to be great?
The powerful prayer I learned to pray that night was – Jesus, I pray most earnestly that my children will imitate me imitate YOU!
Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father] Ephesians 5:1, AMP
Let this be our one prayer for our children that they will imitate us imitating Jesus. The way Jesus talked, walked, showed compassion to everyone, loved sinners and hated sin. As parents, may we have a great relationship with our children just like our Heavenly Father had with His SON JESUS. Let us pray that ultimately we will point our children back to the ONE who created them wonderfully and fearfully.
Dear Reader, this prayer is for you as well to pray for your biological and spiritual children today.
Heavenly Father, thou hast placed me on this earth to be a witness for You, so here I am at the altar bringing my request and supplication. This is my prayer Jesus, that my children will imitate me imitating YOU. As I raise godly children for God’s Kingdom, I pray that my priority be about imitating your Love and care for the perishing souls and compassion for the helpless.
I pray I stand in the gap for my children despite my struggles, and be an overcomer in Christ.May my walk be in love, my talk be about Jesus, and my life be all about pointing my children to Christ.
Jesus, everything you did on this earth was about Your “Father’s House”. So l pray that my children will imitate me striving to glorify Your Name. May my lips be filled with praise, and my actions be complete with the fruit of the Spirit for my children to watch and follow.
In the most powerful and Holy name of Lord Jesus Christ I humbly pray. Amen
How did this post resonate with you today? What lesson have your children taught you? Is there a prayer you utter for your children? Please do share them here on the comments below.
Do come back next week as we will talk about the 3 S’s our family should exercise to imitate Jesus on this earth.
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Until we meet again here,
Let us imitate Christ
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