Ahh yes, my children transformed into a wonderful servants of the kingdom firmly established in God’s love. In this castle my teens mature and are working with all the energy inside from the Holy Spirit in whatever realm they are led. I think of Pauls words in Col 1:29
To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
I can provide for them, discipline them, MONITOR them faithfully (yikes…we can be overly involved), pray for them, promote healthy friendships, healthy foods, healthy hobbies, family interaction, church involvement, good grades, chores, clean rooms, courtesy, … are we getting tired reading this yet!
Yet what if I only believed.
Isn’t this the answer Jesus gave the disciples in John 6: 28-29?
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires? Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
This leads me back to the sky castles. If I see my children not as their actions define necessarily but according to the vision He places in my heart, I can speak to who they really are, to the destiny God has for them. I can agree with heaven. I can believe that all things do work together for good. I can ask God for the sky castle bricks and mortar, the thoughts that He has about them. His thoughts are higher than mine as high as the heaven is above the Earth.
He calls me His Bride, righteous, an overcomer and part of a royal generation, holy priesthood, chosen nation. There’s more but sometimes you need to stop and enjoy the shells you collected on the beach and be inspired that there are so many more to discover each new day. So for today, I rejoice that the thoughts my heavenly Father extends to my children are perfectly loving and full of hope, faith and love. I will seek these, ponder them, and let them grow in the soil of my heart.