School Starts

30 08 2010

Much to my kids’ dismay (and my delight), school has started. Our house is once again filled with homework, backpacks, practices, brown-bag lunches, and sleepy eyes looking for the bus.

As my children go back into the classroom, I pray for more than their safety, their teachers, and what they will learn. I pray that they will see God around every corner. I long for them to be aware of His presence, to rely on His power, and embed themselves fully in His holiness. I want them to live out 2 Corinthians 2:14 – that as they walk through the hallways, classrooms, locker rooms, and cafeterias of their schools, they will spread everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. I pray that they will carry Christ with them wherever they go, and that their lives will be so permeated with Him that they can’t help but leave behind the sweet scent of His presence.

In praying for my children, I realize that I need to pray about my own influence. I won’t walk through a school today, but I will move down the aisles of a grocery store, go to the post office, step into my workplace, and walk through my neighborhood. What will I leave behind?

My Jesus Resolution today is to spread the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere I go. I want to be so filled with Jesus that I smell like Him. I will pray today that I will be so transparent that when others see me, they only see Jesus.



One response

30 08 2010

Thank you for this wonderful prayer, I too want others to see Jesus in me. Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Praise His Holy Name!

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