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Our Children are God’s Children

Lord, I come to You today to renew our covenant with regard to my beloved sons. The sons You gave me for my earthly family, but who are Yours . . . eternally. Your sons. Your family.

I relinquished all rights to them . . . gave them to You (Scriptures 1, 2) and, because of Your Word (and You cannot lie (3), I believe that You took what I lifted up to You. I am confident (4,8) that they are now in Your keeping (9,10).

How frightening it would be to think that You could not protect them. How insecure I would be if I doubted Your integrity, Your ability, Your loving care. How fearful if I never knew when the Deceiver was going to lure them out of Your grasp (i.e., Your back was turned and You didn’t see him sneaking up). I can’t imagine Your saying to me, very apologetically, “I just couldn’t handle it, Anabel. I am so sorry.”

You know each of them much better than I know them. Your love for them is much greater than my love for them. To whom could I give them who would take better care of them? You are God, and all that “God” means (11).

Believing this with all of my heart (12), I therefore make this statement: Anything (13) that comes into the lives of Pres, Will, and Wade must first come through God and through Jesus to get to them (14). They may not allow Jesus in them to take care of the situation, but God knew (10) before the foundation of the earth how they were going to handle it, and He is prepared to deal with them (15).

Thank You. I love You.

Scripture References for “A Covenant”

Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Titus 1:2
Which God, who cannot lie. . . .

Romans 4:20,21
With respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He had promised He was able also to perform.

Romans 14:4
And stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Philippians 1:6
I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:13
It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

2 Timothy 1:12
I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

Job 14:5
Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with Thee, and his limits Thou hast set so that he cannot pass.

Psalm 139:16 tlb
You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in Your book!

Isaiah 46:9,10
I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from Ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.”

Mark 9:24
Immediately the boys father cried out and began saying, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”

Romans 8:28,29
We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

John 14:20 tlb
When I come back to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

Job 42:2
I know that Thou canst do all things, and that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted.

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.