Keepers of The Home
Posted: June 27, 2020
Author: Danielle Murphy
Matthew 6:22-23, KJV
“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eyes be single, thy whole body shall be full of light, but if thine eyes be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
We recently watched a movie called “Just Mercy”. It is the true story of Bryan Stevenson, a black man from Delaware who moves south in the 70’s to help those wrongly accused who were placed on death row. He helped over a hundred people in his lifetime gain their freedom and lives back. It was a very gripping and powerful movie. Our children really enjoyed watching it with us. Every week we have a family movie night and so often they are just mindless silly movies that make us all laugh. How much we all enjoy watching a deeper movie that wakes us up and inspires us to be more in our lifetime.
I personally have never thought much about lawyers, I always had the narrow mindset that for the most part they were out there for themselves and for their own gain. My husband and I both come from families who work in the trades, so I think it has just been easy for us to think of our children’s futures being the same. We want to raise world changers, however and if that is our goal then we must not limit God's endless possibilities for our children!
I thank God for opening our eyes to this very worthy career through this movie. After it ended, I said to all of our children, “Who wants to become a lawyer?” It really made me begin to look at our children’s lives differently. It stirred in me a desire to pressing in and pay attention in ways that I never had before. To begin being more aware of what matters to them and the gifts God has placed in them so that I can come alongside of them and inspire them in ways that God may want to use them.
What we place before our children’s eyes makes a difference. The words we say to them can either propel them forward in their life or send them backwards. Let us pray:
Heavenly Father we thank you so much for the precious children you have given us. Help us be deliberate in what we set before our children to influence them. May we ourselves guard what we watch and listen to so that you are able to prune us for your glory. God we ask you to raise up a mighty generation of world changers through our children! We pray that you would inspire their hearts and enable us to guide them into their destiny in you in Jesus name, amen.