Mommy my Ear Hurts

My son suffered from a cold which for some reason gave him an ear infection. You know that thing we learn in Science class (not my favourite class in the world) ; how the nose and ears are some how connected? Well this situation proved it to be true for me, because sometimes we never truly grasp unto a teaching/saying etc until it hits home.

He had been suffering from the infection for only a few days. He handled it well I must say; didn’t complain much ( I really think he got this from me hahaha). I kept him home from school to allow him some personal and quiet time to accommodate the healing process. I would also spend some time praying for his ear, the cold and the additional symptoms which accompanied it . I truly believe the first thing we should do as moms and dads is to pray for our children before we take them to the hospital and give them medication because the Almighty is our master physician. While covering him in prayer I would plead the blood of Jesus over his life, reminding God that He is the true healer. He said to bring all our burdens to Him and He will give us rest. I believed God for my son’s healing. I know this may seem small but I do not hesitate to tap into the realm of heaven for complete victory in this life. He said nothing is too small that He can’t handle, so I took the opportunity to reach out to heaven knowing that He would touch my son and restore him to perfect health. Humbly enough my son just laid there every time I prayed for him as if he understood the power of what was happening.

One morning, during this same week, he woke up complaining about the aching ear. He said one thing to me which melted my heart; “mommy my ear hurts, pray for me”. I was so stunned I asked him, “what?” He said it again; “pray for me” and he just laid there waiting for me to begin. I was amazed at this little boy. At his tender age he understood the importance of prayer. How prayer could bring about healing to his painful ear. I, without hesitation reached out to touch his ear and prayed for it.

This made me realize how much our children pay attention to how we handle situations. If I had handled this with fear, giving him medication and rushing him to the doctor (which is not wrong if it is necessary), he would have missed the opportunity to understand the significance of prayer in his life. Instead he was able to not only know I pray for him but to see me in action, praying for him. He is watching everything I do and if I do not seek Christ first in any situation that’s what he will adopt. As parents it is our duty to train our children up in the Lord, in the way they should go, so when they get older they will know the importance of seeking the kingdom of God and His Righteousness first before making any decision.

When we think our children aren’t taking notes of how we live, they are. They wont use a physical note pad and pencil, but will use their hearts. We should be careful what we do or say, how we treat them and how we treat other people. Lets give them something positive to take into the world, to share with someone else as they grow up. Let’s be mindful that Christ has called us to be Kingdom Parents; where we seek the Lord first in every and any situation for His total guidance.

P.S

Becoming a Kingdom parent is as simple as seeking God out with your whole heart and operating from the foundation of His Love. Remember His greatest commandment is to Love the Lord with our whole heart , our whole mind, our whole soul and our whole strength and the second greatest is to love our neighbors as ourselves.

 

The Crocodile Bit my Back

 

When your son wakes up from a dream crying non-stop and tells you “the crocodile bite my back”, what do you do? The first thing as a mommy/daddy you would do is immediately comfort him.

I must admit I was a bit broken with sadness when my four year old woke up crying and mumbling this complaint ” the crocodile bite my back”. I could not understand what he said at first but when I did I quickly began comforting him. I had to let him know he was no where near an area where a crocodile could get to him. Then the dream became funny to me! I’m here thinking, “a crocodile?”  I laughed in my thoughts. “How could that be? Why would he of all things, think of a crocodile!!! hahaha”, I continued to joke about his dream trying to analyse the whole scenario.

Then suddenly I heard God speaking to me! “That’s not something to laugh at. It’s not a joke. Your son told you a crocodile bit his back, you should cover him in prayer and rebuke this dream.” I went ahead and prayed over him; covering him with the blood of Jesus Christ and praying against any attack over his life. Anything the devil and his demons had planned for him was broken by the blood of Jesus Christ that morning through my obedience to what God instructed me to do. It also made me realize my fault, laughing at something that  should be taken seriously, God rebuked me immediately.  Too often we joke, laugh and slack off, when we should actually be praying and covering our children, husband, family, etc.. with the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Again I was corrected; “if I can give you dreams who says he can’t be given dreams too”. He is human just as I am. He isn’t too young for God to give him a vision to share with me or to caution him so me as his mommy can begin praying against! We should not take these things lightly. Had I just comforted him like every mommy/daddy should do and ended it here, who knows what could have happened to him later on. We never truly know what the enemy (the devil) has in store for our children, so we can’t take anything, especially negative dreams for granted. These are in fact notifications from God to us to prepare for the enemy’s attack.

I just want to encourage us as parents to take time to talk to our children, listen to them and pray with and for them. Don’t discredit anything they say as insignificant;It’s just a bad dream, a bad day etc.. because it’s not. That’s just what our enemy wants us to believe. The devil is like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Let’s always remember that his goal is really to kill, steal and destroy everyone but especially our little ones. If he can get them while they are young then that’s a bonus for him; he can easily destroy their future, the man or woman Christ has already destined them to be. Our children belong to the Lord! Let’s cover them and up hold them in prayer! If you don’t, then who will?

 

P.S

Set time within you busy mommy and/or daddy schedules to cover your children in prayer. Pray without ceasing and trust that God will take care of them. We have an enemy among us who is always strategizing to take our children from us.