Proverb 14

Ladies, you are a builder or a destroyer of your home according to what you do with your hands and your mouth.

Doing nothing achieves nothing, but working fearing God, your home will flourish.

Avoid scoffers and avoid troubling your heart by seeking knowledge and wisdom, not fools who mock at sin.

The quick tempered backslider who does life the world’s way will find sorrow and death of dreams. Depart from evil and only have your confidence in the fear of God. Remain prudent crowning yourself with knowledge. Truth and mercy sets people free and good always overcomes evil.

So have mercy on the poor as this honours God and brings much profit, but Idle chatter leads to evil. Having good friends is honorable and lack of friends is depressing. A good heart is slow to anger but being impulsive brings folly. Envy of others will eat away at you.  God gives favour to the upright woman who builds her home and nation, but His wrath is against those who bring shame by sin.

A parent’s authority

Recently a young mum rang me with deep concern in her voice regarding her young 4-year-old son who she felt was vulnerable to abuse from others because of her own struggles with anger in the disciplining of her young boy.  The real concern was, had she given permission and opened enemy portals in the spirit realm over her son because of her own anger issue?

In discussion and prayer she was able to be set free of her guilt and concern when she received the truth that “when we confess our sin (falling short of God’s mark) that He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness”.

By the prayer of authority in Jesus Name, parents place protection around their child from any consequences of their past parental failure.  “Jesus came to destroy the works of the evil one”, hence we can use His Name to spiritually oversee and protect our children.  As we ask God to CLOSE the portals that may have been opened by sin/inheritance, we then declare an open heaven of blessing, favour and destiny over our child’s life!  This brings real peace and joy to our parenting, as it did to this mother.

Celebrate parenting!