Personal Reflection On The Importance Of Prayer In The Nation Of God

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In Deuteronomy, the nation of Israel is commanded to teach their children the things that they have been told. Proverbs says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”. In Paul’s letters to Timothy, Paul speaks of a faith that he saw in Timothy’s mother and grandmother, and Paul admires the fact that the faith has been passed down. Throughout scripture, there is an emphasis on passing down truth to a new generation, and each generation will have the same task of being a stepping stone or stumbling block for the next. Discipling can take place through several outlets; however, the most influential is undoubtedly the parents. What follows is a personal reflection on the direct influence …show more content…
Neither of my parents went to seminary. They were never taught doctrine or theology, but this didn’t matter. My mom is a perfect example of this. It is easy for me to become prideful in my spirituality as I reflect on my book knowledge. I know more of whats in the Bible than her. I know more theology than her. I can explain more “ism’s” than her. But none of that matters when you compare it to the importance of prayer in the secret place. My mom is a prayer warrior, and the power behind her prayers is evident. She has a connection that I long for, and it is not something that will be achieved by textbooks. My mom modeled obedience in her time with God. Every morning when my sister and I would wake up, we could find her in her spot reading the Bible and praying. The amount I learned from simply watching her is …show more content…
They always filtered everything through scripture. People always mattered more than prestige to my family. I was taught that if I had to lose to do the right thing, I would lose but represent Christ. When I was younger this concept was frustrating due to the fact that I am competitive by nature, but as I matured, the values began to settle into place and I was grateful for their stance. Finally, one of the greatest lessons that I learned from my parents was the importance of the church. They never let me struggle alone. They would always meet me where I fell short. While some might argue that this is just caring parenting, I believe it was something so much more. Especially in spiritual matters, rather than condemn me for not being enough, they met me in my weakness to help make me the best I can be. This same principle is one that must be applied to our fellow brothers and sisters in the faith. This is the point of community in the

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