dr mike okonkwo

Topic — Children: God’s Gift [TREM Devotional 27 May 2020]

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“Don’t you see that children are GOD‘s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?” – Psalm 127:3 (MSG)

Children are God’s gift to us. Everyone who is a parent today is a caretaker. God has committed a treasure into your hands to nurture to fulfil the purpose and as parents, we must not fail.

The scripture for today is emphatic that children are gifts. How do you treat gifts? When you receive a gift that you value, you don’t handle it anyhow. If it is an electronic gadget you are not familiar with, you will first bring out the operating manual and study so that you do not destroy it when you want to operate it. All truths are parallel. The same is true with the children God has given us. No two children are the same; even twins. The fact that they were in the womb together does not give them the same destiny. We must celebrate their uniqueness.

Today and every day, I challenge parents to be deliberate about praying for their children. Pray for them individually, love them and communicate with them. Be their friend. Share moments with them. Get to know who their friends are. Know their likes and dislikes. Provide support for them. Don’t be a parent that is so far from the children. Don’t be the kind of father or mother whose children run at the whiff of your perfume. Be there for them. Encourage them, prophecy over their lives every day.

As it is for your biological children, so it is for your spiritual children. Be responsible and responsive to them. You are God’s representative to bring the best out of them. Don’t take it lightly. Destinies depend on you. You will not fail in Jesus’ name.

I pray over all our children that they will fulfil the purpose of God. They will grow into the man and woman that God has ordained them to be. They are set apart from the evil of this present world in Jesus’ name.

Further Reading: Psalm 127:1-5

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Chronicles 1-3; Evening- John 10:1-23

Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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