“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalms 127:3
“And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
“Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Colossians 3:21
Our weekly Christian devotional
Dear family, friends and caregivers,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your amazing contributions to my thriving business. Because of people like you, I’m able to do what I love and I’m thrilled to report that I’m growing more successful by the day.
I owe so much to parents like you who don’t take their responsibilities seriously. How can I possibly thank all the fathers who neglected their children and left them just for me?
Oh, those little ones were so hungry for love, they were the easiest for me to manipulate. All I had to do was give them a taste of acceptance, a bit of twisted ‘love’ and they just melted whenever I showed up.
If they needed shelter, I gave it to them. If they wanted a friend, I was the one who truly listened. It really didn’t take much, but I know that I couldn’t have done it without your help.
After your son or daughter opened their wounded hearts to me, I found many people who were willing to deal with your ‘headache’. Although it is a bit too late, there is no need for your concern now. I promise you this: As long as there is air in their lungs, someone will find a good use for them.
My goodness! What an abundance of negligent families! These terrific folk have so ignorantly yet generously prepared a new generation for me to thrive from. Because of them, I never seem to go hungry; there hasn’t been one scratch that I haven’t itched.
So, my petition to both parents and caretakers is simply this: just continue neglecting, abusing, belittling or ignoring your children. Keep doing anything that perpetuates their self-hatred or breaks their spirits. This formula seems to be the magic ticket that works so well for me.
Please don’t forget to turn on that television, turn up that radio and push down your instinct to hug your child when they need you. This is so crucial. It helps me indoctrinate them with my favorite principals and ideologies. You see, the more you turn them over to my influence, the easier it will be for me on the day I ‘run into’ your little one.
Oh, and just so you know—your family bumps into people like me everyday. In fact, we shop at the same grocery stores and fill our tanks at the same gas stations. Many of us actually reside in your neighborhood. “Hello, neighbor!”
Your daughter, the one with the long lashes and pretty smile is growing up so fast. I’m sure you know how important it is for her to hear how beautiful and special she is. Well, don’t stress too much about doing this– if you don’t want to tell her, I’ll be happy to do it. (Actually, I consider that one of the perks of my job!)
Of course I couldn’t help but notice that that handsome son of yours—wow is he shooting up like a sprout! It’s obvious that this kid is just chomping at the bit to learn how to be a man. Again–no worries about taking care of this annoying responsibility! If you don’t have the time, I would be happy to show your boy the ropes. We would have to do this my way, of course…
Thankfully one of my greatest attributes is patience. After all, waiting is the least I can do for all you’ve handed over to me. To be perfectly honest, it only makes that moment when your impressionable ones are ripe for my influence that much sweeter. The more you neglect your kids and the longer you do it, the easier it is for me do what I do best.
My door is always open to your family and I’m available twenty four seven to pick up the pieces you leave behind. Your family is my treasure, my life-blood.
Sincerely, The one who comes to steal, kill and destroy,
P.S. I’m glad to see that you’re back to watching porn. You had me nervous there for a while! Of course, your secret is safe with me. Remember–you watch my back, I’ll watch yours.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I’m very aware that the enemy of my soul is walking around seeking whom he may devour. The best way he can get to me is by taking down my loved ones. He will target the weakest links, because satan has no scruples.
Lord, oftentimes I feel like a single parent. Because of my lack of support, I feel alone and frozen with fear from this enormous responsibility. God, you do not work with fear. Help me to face my fears with bold courage.
You promised that you would be a father to the orphan and the spouse to the widowed. Our hearts and homes were abandoned a long time ago. Can you make up for all that we are lacking? I can only do so much.
You promised in your word that your yoke would be easy and your burden light. I’m so tired of carrying such a heavy burden on my own. It’s time for me to let my precious ones go—into the arms of the one who knows the best and loves them more than I do.
Lord, I want to partner with you in rearing my children. I didn’t grow up in an ideal home. In the name of your Son, Jesus, I break every curse that has affected our family lineage on my mother and father’s bloodline. I curse the roots of these deadly mindsets and behaviors. In Jesus’ name I claim that you do the same for my spouse and his/her family lineage.
By faith, I’m crossing over the line of destruction and I am choosing to walk into the promises of your word.
This means I will have to take up the responsibility of rearing my household in the ways of the Lord. Bless me with favor. I will need this, as there’s been a lifetime of wrong choices that need to be usurped.
Bless my home with peace. Chaos, drama and strife are what we’ve grown accustomed to. Help us to embrace this new peace, not turn or run from it. Your presence brings shalom and we welcome shalom to stay in our home, until we join you in yours.
In Jesus’ precious name, bless me in a supernatural way. Help me to go forward like I have wanted to for so long. In Jesus’ name I break the spiritual cords that have been holding me back. Amen.”
Thank you for reading our weekly Christian devotional on verses: Psalms 127:3, Ephesians 6:4,Colossians 3:21
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan