• “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Watching Parents Pray by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 09/16/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Moms, you can’t imagine how important it is for your children to know that you spend time with the Lord.

“I remember the mornings, even now. I would wake up to hear someone weeping in our front room. I would walk in and find my mother on her knees, praying.”

Nancy: For them to know that when you wake them up, you’ve already prayed for them.

“Chills would just go through me, and I would start crying.”

Nancy: Even now, whenever I’m tempted to skip my time with the Lord, I have the image of a mom and dad who spent time with God first thing in the morning.

“How comforting it was to hear her and see her there—just her and her God. I will always hide that in my mind.”

Nancy: Your children know that the words of Isaiah 50:4 are true for you: “He wakens me morning by morning, wakens me like one being taught.”

“Watching her through my childhood, I have learned to make my own prayer time with just me and God. I love you, Mom. Thank you so very much.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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