July 6, 2010

Late Nite Thoughts

I wrote this last night while laying in bed praying and thinking and feeling God tell me something specific about raising my little girl. Thought i'd share:)

So i do this thing at night before i go to sleep, where i pray for my little girl. Honestly, it wasnt something i planned or came up with. Just kind of fell into a little habit and i thank God it did. I pray for her future, her health, and all the hopes and dreams i have for her. I pray for myself, that as i raise her alone for now that God would come alongside me and be me guide through this journey. I pray He would show me those areas in Julia that need to be corrected and disciplined, that He would help me to do those things in love and in a way that she would understand.

Lately i have been hearing a phrase used for little girls by friends, family and media that at first i giggled about and thought, yea Julia can be that at times too. Its the word ''diva''. In my prayer time tonight, God totally convicted me about that. Diva, is the absolute LAST thing i want my daughter to be. I want my daughter to be meek and humble. I want people to look and see Jesus there. This world is full of divas and little divas to be. Why would i aspire or laugh at or encourage my little girl to be that way. Of course, i love that she tries on my heels and walks around the house with them, i love that she points to her clothes and mine and says ''oooo pretty''....and i love that she has a mind of her own sometimes, but i pray God would help me know where to draw that line. Where and when to show her to submit and be that meek and mild little woman of Jesus! I pray he would continue to remind me to pray for my child, to lift up every little request on my heart about her:) Thank you Lord for entrusting this precious child to me!

1 comment:

The Kincaid Family said...

I couldnt agree more! I think this verse is a GREAT one for raising up Godly daughters: 1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

We each have our trials with boys or with girls, but that is something that I pray for mothers and fathers of little girls about, that they would teach their daughters to be meek, humble, respectful, submissive to authority, etc., because one day it will be a huge blessing to those girls and their future husbands and families. I hear that "diva" word all the time, and I agree, to me its a negative connotation because its just so worldy, haughty, stuck up, and conceited. It's one thing to teach a girl about self-worth, to teach her she is God's princess and created in His image and beautiful because of that, but its another to teach them looks and materialistic things matter, or that attitude is ok because you are cute!

You are right on Mama! Love hearing your thoughts!