Friday, September 23, 2011

on growing

my brother, cam's, waterfall after a flash flood
(his photo)
writing for five minutes on growing

my children are not the tallest
in their classes
as neither chris nor i
possess notable height
i often wish height for them
i admit that i have prayed
height for them
the physical growth
is. so. unimportant.
i will pray for
god growth for them
boys, i am
praying for you and asking God
to fill you with the knowledge of his will
through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
And i pray this in order that you may live a life
worthy of the Lord
and may please him in every way:
bearing fruit in every good work,
growing in the knowledge of God....

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  1. Such beautiful surrender your earthly want for His bigger, more important purposes.

    Rich blessings in your journey, Kendal!

  2. Wow...I have had those same thoughts...and that is truly my prayer...that my children would grow in favor with God and man. Appearance matters very's the heart that God looks upon. Thank you for those lovely words today!

  3. loveliness in your words, as always.

  4. Your prayer is so similar to mine, and, honestly, it's a little scary for me sometimes. The decision to grow in the Lord is their own decision. I pray that my relationship with the Lord continues to grow so that they will want to grow in that way, too.

  5. I always love stopping by here.
    I am with you about height.. it's all jockeys and giants at our house... you will either be a muchkin of jack the

  6. That is a great prayer for your boys. May they grow gigantic in their knowledge and love for God.

  7. oh, how i echo your mama-heart in this. my biggest hope is for my children to make much of God.

    love you.

  8. ahhhh.... thank you for speaking to the tears on my pillow the past six months. Having adult children looks so different than i expected.

  9. since I am not even 5"2 yet...I am praying for height for me too :) But spiritual growth is certainly more important!!!

  10. What a wonderful, beautiful prayer Kendal! That is what is really important in the end. And that waterfall photo... gorgeous!

  11. A heart for sons..what a beautiful prayer!
    Blessings on your day!

  12. I need to pray this, too, Kendal. My Noah is tiny -- he's not even at the very bottom of the growth the 0%. I worry about that alot. But you remind me there are other things to pray for.

  13. i didn't see you at imperfect but then i missed you so i came here and you've linked! just wanted to say i love this perspective, this God-perspective of yours. xo