Spiritual Parents – Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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Isaiah 8: 18, “Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me . . . ”

Consider that any person God impresses upon your heart to pray for is a spiritual child He has given you. Perhaps your labor is not in a hospital but in the prayer closet; God desires to deliver all His children safely home. “Let the little children come to me” (Luke 18: 16).

Pray a path to God for your children. The task is daunting but the Spirit empowers spiritual parents to “train up a child in the way they should go” (Proverbs 22: 6 KJV). Many spiritual children will be rebellious children” who will choose not to “honor your father and mother” (Deuteronomy 5: 16) or seek counsel from God. They are walking the wide road of destruction. So, as parents, we work in prayer with the Spirit until the way of righteousness is made plain, and God sets their feet on the solid ground of Christ the Lord.

As our children are born into life with Christ, our parental responsibilities go forward. We are to feed them “pure spiritual milk” (1 Peter 2: 2) of wisdom and knowledge of God. We are to nurture and protect them from false gods and idols. We are to teach them the commandments and the ways of Christ so they can grow up in their salvation.

May God bless you with many spiritual children.

“Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them” (Psalm 127: 5).


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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