Sometimes my heart becomes overwhelmed by the perversion of our culture.
My three boys are outgrowing trains and stepping into cleats. It is a fact.
We are raising football players.
Die. Hard. Football. Fans.
On the weekends, they beg to watch games and of course we want to let them.
But the commercials! Lord, help us all.
Yes, we DVR and can speed through the muck.
But one day, we won’t have such “control” over what their eyes see.
This culture is starting to storm the doors of their hearts.
Trying to barge it’s way into innocence and impose consumerism and sexuality.
It is a battle. A fight for their affection.
But as I study Psalm 119, scripture is very clear. There is a way to keep a young man’s way pure.
And it has nothing to do with fast-forwarding a Victoria Secret commercial.
As parents, let us lock our shields of faith and storm the gates with Swords in hand.
Praying God’s perfect Word over our babies. A fight for purity.
Dear Lord, your Word is the avenue to purity. Guard my children according to your Word. I pray they will seek You with their whole heart. I pray they never wander from your commands. Keep your Word stored in their hearts that they may not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach them your statues. May their lips declare the rules of your mouth. Let them delight in your testimonies much more than the “riches” of a consumerism culture and not be put to shame in a shaming world. Instill in them a desire to meditate on your precepts and fix their eyes on your ways. May my children delight in your statues and never forget Your Word. Let their souls be consumed with a longing for you at all times. And nothing but You. I thank you for your protection over our children. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Derived from Psalm 119:9-16,20