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Devotional - Saturday, September 9, 2017 252/113

Today's Scripture: "Chasten your son while there is hope, and do not set your heart on his destruction." Pr. 19:18

5927. I wonder how many wrong decisions we make to avoid temporary discomfort. JG


See it.

Been there

Live it.

With Hurricane Harvey leaving southern Texas in shambles, I'm watching the news this morning to see Floridians preparing for Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Some have put a cover on their homes already designed to withstand high winds and others are taking their chances the storm will turn away from them at the last minute. Regardless, in two days we will see the devastation and hear of people who made either good or bad choices in regard to a well publicized danger. The same is true of parents and their children.

As parents, we wish the best for our children but often see them make decisions we know won't end well. Too many times they follow disaster like it is a Pied Piper. We want them to make wise choices that would prepare them for the future, but if we're honest, we see it ending badly. Knowing our choices growing up were seldom good and we made it through. That gives us some hope, but as an intercessor I have a greater hope. My family is under Divine protection granted by my Heavenly Father. It doesn't help my children to avoid making mistakes, but it does mean that whatever mercy they find is not due to chance, but probably God honoring His servant.

Pray it.

Thank You, Father, for mercy extended my family that was not earned but is appreciated.


Keywords: Decisions; Discipline; Destruction

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