Thankful it's God's will that matters

I've been thinking about so many things. But the one thing that keeps coming to mind is how thankful I am that God's will has NOTHING to do with me. Of course HE desires that I be obedient, to be a student of His Word, to speak to Him through prayer. But His will is done whether or not I do those things. Yes He wants to use me, but if I am not obedient, while I miss the blessing, God's will is still done!
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations PS 33:11

The Lord Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand. Is 14:24

I am so grateful that whether or not I do the right thing. Whether or not I make correct parenting choices God can and will draw my children unto himself.

God knew the plans He had for my children before I even gave birth to them. God's Spirit speaks to the heart of His children and draws them into a relationship.

Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand: Rom 9:11

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Eph 1:11

Please understand me, I'm not saying that as a parent I don't have the responsibility to do the best job I can, to teach my children about God etc.. What I am saying is that it's God who draws them. It's God who saves them regardless of my right or wrong choices as a parent. And that is something to be thankful for!


  1. Sharon, I so get what you are saying. My husband was not raised in a Christian home and yet the Lord worked in his heart and saved him.

    Although I want to use my own strength to move the heart of my child, I know it's her choice in the end. I will continue to believe that the Holy Spirit is at work and continue to trust Him.

  2. This is so true. It also tells us, that when our kids do come to the Lord, we can't be proud of the way we taught them - we have to give that praise to God too! Thank you Lord!

  3. It reminds me of the verse that talks about some sowing and some watering but God gives the increase. God does ultimately give the increase, and He recieves all the glory...but if I do not sow and water, I can be a huge hinderance to my children. If I do not live out my faith, or if I do not walk in obedience, I can be a stumbling block to my children. Scripture says it's better for a millstone to be tied around the neck of one who causes a little one to stumble. I can cause my child to stumble. It is a huge responsibility. Unfortnately I have seen first hand how that happens, and there have been huge consequences in my own family as a result of parents who were not walking in obedience. I just pray that God will do a work in my family members who are not walking with God because they are so turned off because of so much childhood "stuff". It is such a fine we walk in obedience and seek after God and do what we feel called to do...and then watch God work and PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE Him! And then, in the areas we have failed, openly admitting and seeking forgiveness of our children is more powerful than almost anything!

  4. What a beautiful testimony of "letting go and letting God". Thank you.

    Also, I'm having a book giveaway contest at my blog starting tomorrow. Feel free to spread the word :)

  5. You are so right on this! It's something I have to keep reminding myself of.


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