When I was younger, I was rebellious. But, I hid it really well. I guess none of that’s really changed much over the years except that now, I choose my fights carefully. Not every infraction is worth my time, attention, emotions. Some things just need to be let go of.
At first, my rebellious acts were against my parents and the rules they imposed. I didn’t want to eat my vegetables. I didn’t want to share my toys.
The older I got, the more I tried to resist any restrictions put on me. But, I was sneaky in my defiance and did nothing overtly rebellious. I lied a lot. That was a big one, and we’ll just leave it at that for now.
Let us pray for the rebellious people in your life
This week I’d like for us to pray for those whose rebellious acts are hurting themselves and/or others. Those who are rebelling against their parents, teachers, anyone in authority, especially against God. This includes those who are refusing God’s free gift of salvation.
Please send me their initials if you have anyone specifically for us to pray for. We can begin by praying for J.H., B.W., L.R., N., K.D., W.Y., T.Y., E.Y. You can leave a comment below, or contact me here.
Bible Verse of the Day
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.
Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV
Father, we lift up these people to You and ask that you soften their rebellious minds and hearts. Lead them to accept Your generous gift of salvation. Show them their sin, that they need a Savior. For those who are rebelling against parents or others, please mend those fences, Lord.
Father, please also continue to comfort and encourage the people of Ukraine. Please bring peace to their war-torn country.
Lastly, Father, we ask that you work on the hearts and minds of the people of Morocco during this month of Ramadan. While they fast, give them visions of what it means to be saved by faith alone. In Jesus’ most precious name, we pray. Amen.