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DAY 3 : BELONGING

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

- Romans 8: 31-32 {ESV}

Belonging is a big deal. No matter how much we try to deny it, we want to belong to something, someone, some place. We need to instill in our children, however, an understanding of where they belong and to whom they belong. You see, as hard as it is, we do not want our children to mistake this place for home. Because God has paid a very high price to have us as His own. We belong to Him. And that is where we find our security and our identity.

It’s okay to not belong here. It’s okay to look around this broken world and feel like we just don’t fit in here. We were never meant to fit in or belong in a fallen, sin-scarred world. We were created for more. We were created for Him. Our prayer for our children is that they would indeed belong, but not here. We want them to be okay walking this sod and being a little out of place knowing that, one day, they will be right where they are meant to be.

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 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Grace Based Parenting.

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This is Day 3 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.

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Stacy Edwards

Stacy Edwards is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ.

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  1. [...] month of January in prayer for our children. Each day will have a specific emphasis and scripture. Today’s word is Belonging. Because we don’t want our children to mistake this place for [...]

  2. Loving this series already, but particularly love this in regards to our teens, who often look for their value and worth (identity and security) in anything and everything else.

    We’ve begun having these discussions of living in grace and the gospel with our little ones, too, hoping they’ll have a strong sense of Jesus identity when they are tempted to put their hope in something or someone else.

    Thanks for posting these!

  3. Maggie C says:

    I thought this was so well put, especially as a message for teens. But it was good for me too! Be grateful you don’t fit in! We belong somewhere much better!

  4. Stacy says:

    Thanks for your sweet words, ladies! Have a great weekend!