Bearing Fruit and Growing Knowledge
These verses from Colossians seem to me an appropriate prayer for our children (and ourselves):
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father..."
(Colossians 1: 9 - 12a)
From the day that we find out that a child will be joining our family, we begin to pray for that child and to ask God to prepare our home for her or his arrival. At GRCMS, we join you in praying for your children daily and in partnering with you to raise them in faith. We want to see them grow in knowledge and in faith, to bear the Spirit's fruit like kindness and patience, and to hear them give "joyful thanks to the Father."
As we think about the important home-school partnership during conference season, we reflect on the the blessing of witnessing this growth happening in the lives of your children when they are discovering the world and as we see their growth through adolescence and middle school.
We have the opportunity to experience students growing from children to young adults.
Though there are always bumps along the way, we celebrate God's faithfulness as your children continue their journey of bearing fruit and growing in knowledge of God's love for them and His plan for their future.
Thanks again for sharing them with us and for partnering with us on the journey.