Children are wide open to receive input. From conception a child will receive from the outside what is being transmitted. Their spirit picks up on the message, good or not, and receives it. The baby has not learned that it should reject certain feelings, thoughts or even words. But the message the baby hears goes right into the target of the vulnerable wide-open spirit.
For example, a young couple is in a relationship and they get intimate and guess what? She misses a period and discoverers she is pregnant. This is not at all what they planned. She feels shame, fear and is full of anxiety. Her boy friend is sick with the thought of being responsible for a child. That child will be receiving the message that he or she is unwanted and undesired. His or her little spirit will receive that message of rejection loud and clear.
Now think of a slightly different experience. A couple has been trying to conceive for some time. There is stress and tension over whether it will happen this month or will there be another disappointment. But this month she tests positive! They laugh and cry together because they are so excited that they are going to have a baby! This baby will receive a very different message. This child knows I am wanted, desired and an answer to prayer.
In both situations the child is receiving a message into their spirit. They are wide open to feelings and are affected in many ways. You have been given the privilege of gate keeping your child's spirit as much as their soul and body. We will discuss various situations in this blog and how you as the gatekeeper of your child can pray for them as well as with them. In doing so you are teaching them by modeling how to handle situations as they arise in their life.
Stuff happens to everyone – good and bad. You cannot protect them from everything but you can prepare them to succeed. This is your role as their parent. We have often prayed with parents for their children. The issues many parents feel are failure, disappointment and shame in their position of the gatekeeper. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. We all miss the mark and fall short of what we desire to be. If we can get though our own hurt and see from the eyes of the child we will perceive situations very differently, allowing us to deal with them well.
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