Day 3: Godly Patterns
(When you see “these children”, insert the names of the children for whom you are praying.)
Lord, may these children not conform to the pattern of this world, but may they be transformed by the renewing of their minds, so that they may be able to test and approve what God’s perfect will is. Romans 12:12
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I remember when my mother used to sew for us. I remember the feel of the thin paper pattern, I remember watching her lay the pattern on top of the cloth, pin it onto the fabric with straight pins, and then slowly and carefully cut along the pattern lines. It makes me smile to remember that.
What pattern is laid on your life? What is pinned to you, determining how you will be shaped? We are told that we are not to conform to the pattern of this world. Instead, we should allow God to lay His pattern found in His Word on our hearts, pin it securely there and cut away the access, so we may look and act the way He intends for us to look and act. But it won’t look much like the rest of the world. And for us to be okay with that, we must change our thinking—renew our minds. Then we will clearly see and be glad of His perfect will being fulfilled in our lives. May it be so for us and for our children.