This is the scripture that the Lord gave me:
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
All my babies are dreamers and seers. Like me when I was young they have very vivid dreams and they get fearful when the enemy comes to torment them when they sleep. Of course, I pray and speak scripture over them, but there is a direct attack over their dreams because it is a part of their calling.
They come to my husband and I because we love them unconditionally. The love that we have for them casts out their fear. They feel safe when they are in our presence. When they are older, they will feel the same security in knowing that Jesus is always with them. For now, we are representing their relationship with God.
It is always funny to me when watching movies how the most cussing, violent, unbearable, characters call on Jesus when they are in trouble. When the world is ending or something unexplainable is happening they say “oh my God” or simply “Jesus”. I think this is a natural response worked into our DNA. We are programmed to call out to the Father whether we realize it or not. I believe that this is the reason that most times baby’s first words are “Da Da” even when the father isn’t present.
So in the meantime it is my assignment to reassure them that they are safe and Jesus is with them. I need to keep praying, keep speaking scripture, and keep teaching them how to do the same. They will learn how to call on the name of Jesus for themselves, but for now I have to pour out love on them to make them feel safe.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
We have to create an atmosphere of peace and teach them how to think about all of these things and keep negative thoughts out of their minds (especially before going to sleep). Even in doing all of the “right things”, there will still be fears that our children have to overcome. We Have to let the love of God in us be the eraser that wipes away those fears until they are all gone.
I challenge you today to look at your children’s fears and see how they relate to their call in life. Be patient and cover them with the love of God that casts out all fear. Pray over them and teach them the comfort that Jesus is always with them and He is strong when they are weak.
Father we thank You for Your perfect love that casts out all fear. Forgive us for getting frustrated with our children’s fears instead of loving them through them. Show us how to identify when their purpose is being attacked. Teach us how to pray against the attacks of the enemy against their purpose. Increase us in wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and strategy so that we may raise our children for Your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!