There are days when you wonder if your effort to be a good parent will ever pay off. Especially when you've taught your children to love and honor the Lord and you see them do things that you never expected to see them do. You ask yourself, did I really make a difference in their lives or was I just going through the motions? Then this happens: I had a conversation with one of my sons and he told me that he knows that God has a purpose for him and that he plans on living his life for Him from now on. He knows that his life was spared for a reason and that God has a call on him. My prayers were answered in a big way and I'm seeing sweet fruit being produced. There's nothing better than to hear your child speak these words. So, keep praying for those you love! The Lord hears your cries and will answer you and you too will receive a special gift from Him as I have. It may take time as their story begins to unfold so don't give up.
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. Luke 15:23
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6