Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day one - Obedience

*It was just brought to my attention that there is a discrepancy between the leader guide and the participant guide. My book starts with obedience while yours starts with heart change. We will go ahead and start with obedience to make sure we are all praying the same thing. Sorry for any confusion*

Listen and obey, listen and obey, we will have a happy day if you listen and obey. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have sung that little verse to my kids over the past 13 years. I still sing it sometimes but it's usually met with eye rolling and sighing these days! I have tried very hard to make my parenting style more about relationship than rules. I want the kids to obey me because of our relationship rather than a list of rules I have posted on the fridge. (I've tried the later, it doesn't really work) I want the same to be true of their relationship with God. I am praying that they desire to obey God because they love him! To be honest I'm praying that for myself as well. I'm glad we are starting with obedience-it really seems to be my biggest challenge with Tyson these days.

I mean look what I'm dealing with! ;0) Anybody else find 13 yr old boys to be extremely goofy?

Trying to figure out how to get in you ten prayers a day? Here are some suggestions:

1. Get up early and pray for your son first thing in the morning
2. Pray the prayers one at a time throughout the day. (I'm doing this by setting reminders on my phone)
3. Make the prayers a part of family devotion time.
4. Spend some time in concentrated prayer late at night, around bedtime.

Let us know what is working for you!!! Have a great first day!


  1. Yes, 13 year old boys are goofy...or maybe it's just Tyson and Justin, who so happen to be 13.

  2. Nope. I'm pretty sure it is all boys.