Are you worried about YOUR child?

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Volume No. 2019   Issue No. 26   Date: July 31, 2019

Publication of the BIBLE BAPTIST MINISTRY, 48 Alexie Rd, Hanover Township, PA 18706

Phone: 570.829.5216 pdmikBBM@aol.com pastormiklas@aol.com

 

Most fishermen know all about casting, but some take it very seriously. In 1881, the first casting championships took place on the outskirts of London. Over time, this event led to the founding of the International Casting Sport Federation. Today, the Federation organizes championships around the world for all ages. Casters are judged by distance and accuracy. Christ-followers know a lot about casting too.

 

Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Proverbs 22:10 says, "Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.”

Ecclesiastes 11:1 says, "Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days."

Ezekiel tells in Ezekiel 18:31, “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit…”

Jesus told us in John 21:6 to cast out our nets for a catch (John 21:6).

Paul told us in Romans 13:12, to cast out the works of darkness (Romans 13:12).

Peter told us in I Peter 5:7, to cast all our care on Him, for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

The apostle John, who was, after all, a fisherman, added a special word in 1 John 4:18.

 

God said that we should remember how much He loves us, and that love will cast fear from our hearts. "Perfect love casts out fear.”

 

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Let me encourage you in praying for your adult children. I believe I know where-in I write as there are five adult children from our home with five spouses and a total of 21 grandchildren. In James 5:16 we read, “…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

 

Many parents assume that when they get their children raised, out of diapers, out of school, and out of the house, they won't have to worry about them anymore. But, oh, the stress of being the parent of an adult child! Our world is filled with problems and pitfalls, and our children are at risk whatever their age; but each need can be met with prayer.

 

Our children can't get away from our intercession, though the answers may come slower than we'd like. The best strategy is finding Scriptures we can convert to prayers. Another strategy is listening intently during conversations for areas to include in your prayers for your adult children and for their children. I do this on a regular basis, and then each day I specifically pray for one of the families.

 

When worried about a child, there's peace and power in finding a quiet place to offer that very prayer, effectively and fervently, for your youngster. You might even keep a small notebook of Scripture prayers to persistently bring before the throne.

 

Parenting involves a lifetime commitment to prayer; therein resides the power that avails much.

In His Amazing Grace,

Pastor David Miklas

 

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