The person recklessly slung word-rocks (hurtful words) at the child. And it wasn’t words like “precious”.
When a child is called words of “worthless”;
it makes a child feel hopeless.
The words were meant to put down and belittle the child.
What would cause a person to talk “trash” to a child? There are a myriad of reasons. Perhaps someone had talked “trash” to them.
When a child is called “trash” it scars their soul and crushes their spirit. I was one of those children and it affected my life for years.
I remember as a child and even as a young woman, I tried so hard to be perfect, but I failed. I thought––as long as I can just get it right, as long as I measure up, as long as I don’t mess up, as long as I don’t make a mistake––I’ll be precious. Otherwise, I was “trash” or “worse”.
The Lord led me on a healing journey. It was an amazing journey as He ministered to me One-on-one. A miracle took place in the deepest depths of my being as God restored my soul…restored my preciousness and changed my life. It is for that reason I call this blog “Precious In HIS Sight”.
I had gotten two words mixed up––”PRECIOUS” and “PERFECT”. God revealed to me the truth!
I am precious!
You are precious!
Our children are precious!
WE ARE PRECIOUS!
The world shouts THE LIES at our children day-in-and-day-out, “You are not precious; you are not worth loving, you are worthless; you are just a piece of matter that doesn’t matter; you are here on this earth by chance; there is no grand plan and there is no purpose for your life.” ALL LIES!
THE REAL TRUTH––WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE IN––PSALM 139!
Precious parent, we have the choice of perpetuating the lies of the world or the truth of God’s Word.
With our kind words and loving actions let our children know that they are precious and that they are a gift from God. It says in Psalm 127:3, “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him.”
Tell your children every day, in every way, “I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE A GIFT FROM GOD TO ME!”
With our kind words and loving actions let our children know that they are “made in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27).
WOW verses from God’s Word about our words.
Proverbs 16:24, “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Proverbs 15:4, “Gentle words are a tree of life, a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”
Our words are important. Our words impact our children (and grandchildren).
Something else that impacts our loved ones lives is our prayers. I know I say that every month. It’s the truth! James 5:16b reads, “The prayer of a righteous person (Mom and Dad, Papa and Grandma) is powerful and effective.”
As a young mom, I put together a monthly calendar with a verse-for-the-day. I turned the verses into scripture prayers for my gifts (sons) from the Lord. Through the years, the Calendar has helped me faithfully pray God’s Word over my loved ones. I still use the Calendar. I print the Calendar and keep it with my Bible.
Feel free to print the Calendar too. Also, I write on my Calendar specific “stuff” going on in our lives. Needs. Requests. Concerns. It helps me be specific with my prayers.
To the left is this month’s Precious In HIS Sight Scripture Prayer Calendar. Click on the Calendar and it enlarges in a separate window so you can read the daily scriptures easily.
My dear friend Marva Gehm made this month’s Calendar. Thank you, Marva. Please pray for Marva as she’s battling breast cancer. I know Marva and her family would appreciate your prayers very much.
Today…each one of us is PRECIOUS. Embrace your children.
One day…those who are in Christ will stand before God PERFECT.
The great exchange––Jesus takes all of our IMPERFECTIONS, and He gives us His PERFECTION. Embrace Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, Take the word-rocks we have thrown and break any power they have had on others in the Name of our Rock and our Redeemer, JESUS. May our words and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O, Lord. AMEN.