Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.” Hosea 2:6

When I was growing up, we didn’t have those things…

I’m sure you’ve heard that line before. You may have even said those exact words. Well, it’s certainly true in regards to technology. My 7th grade son, Ryan, jokes around about having an iPhone 0. When I was growing up, we didn’t have those things…In fact, I don’t recall ever thinking about having a personal phone. It wasn’t until I was in high school, when I started driving to Roseburg on my own, my parents bought me a flip phone.

Yes, today there are many things available to our kids that we didn’t have when we were their age. That being said, God is still God and people still lose sight of Him by walking away. Although the context of the verse above is about an unfaithful spouse and God is saying that he will place a hedge of thorns around her so that she doesn’t continue going in the wrong direction. I am thinking about our kids.

This morning, I prayed for my boys. I make it a practice to pray for my boys every morning. This morning I prayed that God would put a hedge of thorns around them. I prayed that God would give my boys what they need to follow Him all the days of their life.

Sometimes we need a hedge of thorns around us to keep us close to God!

My encouragement for us today: Pray for your kids! Pray for your spouse! Pray for yourself! And then, help your family make right actions for God today!

Have a Great Week!

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33