But his bow remained steady,
his strong arms stayed limber,
because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,
because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
because of your father’s God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, who blesses you
with blessings of the heavens above,
blessings of the deep that lies below,
blessings of the breast and womb.
Your father’s blessings are greater
than the blessings of the ancient mountains,
than the bounty of the age-old hills.
Always go after the best blessings--the ones from God. There are many things to chase after in the world. Temptations for your time and for your heart are guaranteed. But you are not a slave to the things that draw you.
Weigh how you spend your time, the thoughts that fill your head, and the words that come from your mouth. And seek after the blessing of the Lord.
Lord, fill Alek with the desires of Your heart. In Psalm 37:4, You tell us, "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Make Your desires the desires of Alek's heart. Stand in front of all those other things that beckon. Draw Alek to You, and then bless him when he obeys. Show Him that You are just as real now as You have ever been. Reveal not only your plans for his life, but Yourself as well. Let him come to know You in a fresh new way today. Thank you.
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About Lori Freeland
Lori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
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