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The One Year Bible Plan + The Daily Devotional Book, The One Year Praying Through the Bible for Your Kids
We all have children in our lives, from sons and daughters to grandchildren to nieces and nephews to children at church. There are few things better that we can do for them than pray for them daily.
This year we're adding to our Bible Plan a daily devotional book that follows the reading plan. Each day the devotional picks a scripture from that day's reading and guides us in a prayer for our children using that passage. (See example below.)
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From Nancy Guthrie. The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids
A Throne in Heaven
As I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. REVELATION 4:1-2
AS JOHN SUFFERED on the island of Patmos for his bold testimony for Jesus, he was enabled to look into heaven and write down what he saw. As we read his words in Revelation, we get to witness what the suffering Christians of the first century and struggling believers of every age have needed to see. We get a glimpse of the ultimate reality that we, along with our children, need to see—God on the throne.
The centerpiece of heaven, the focal point of this universe, is God ruling and reigning, surrounded by a sea of glass that perfectly mirrors his glory back to him.
Our modern Western culture suggests that to love a child is to tell her that she is special and unique, and that everything she does is wonderful. We’re not supposed to throw away her artwork. She gets a ribbon for participating. This could easily give our child the impression that the world revolves around her. But that simply isn’t true. Our children are cherished members of our family, but they’re not the center.
It is the prosperity gospel that teaches that we are the focus of the universe and that God is here for our happiness. The biblical gospel is that while God’s love overflows for his people, we were made for him. God is at the center of the universe—not us, and not our children.
Lord, you demonstrated your love for us, not by making us the center of your universe, but by going to the cross so that we can enjoy making you the focal point of our lives and the source of our joy forever. We want to put you in your rightful place—at the center of our family, on the throne of our lives.