Monday, March 13, 2006

Claiming Scripture

I had a reminder this morning about a lesson I had learned long ago. It's about claiming scripture for your children, or even for yourself. The Bible is full of promises that God has given us and we are to claim them.

This morning I had the reminder because my mom had come over to watch the boys and Allie while I took Kimmie and Brittany to church for their Spring Break Camp. While we were talking she told me she had to share something.

Mom told me to grab my Bible and look up Acts 3:7-8. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

See, my little Benji, he's our youngest, has a couple developmental issues. He was born with 3 Congenital Heart Defects, and it appears that because of that, there is some nerve problems. He has flat feet and bowed legs with a hyper-reflex in his right foot.

When Mom had read the scripture during her Bible Study she broke down in tears and claimed that for little Benji, as do I.

This reminded me though of how we should claim scripture for our children and families.

Last school year, Kimmie was having a really hard time in school and I was talking to a friend of mine that homeschools. She had said she was having a hard time with teaching her children until she read in Daniel 1:17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

This year Kimmie is making Cs and Bs, which is an improvement and she is actually enjoying school. I still claim the scripture for her. God will give her the knowledge and understanding.

When Allie first came to live with us she was constantly afraid somebody was going to get her, Psalms 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

She still has some fear, but she is alot more peaceful now. She actually relaxes now and is adjusting well.


While we have only claimed scripture in times of need, I am challenging myself over the next month to find scripture for our family and each of the children. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to share too!

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