While praying through The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children for The Grand Duchess, I ran across this portion of a prayer: "Help (her) to learn from the correction of wise teachers and people of maturity, wisdom, and experience, so that (she) will avoid poverty and embarrassment and gain honor and prosperity. (Proverbs 13:18).
Proverbs 13:18 ISR98 - "Poverty and shame are for him Who ignores discipline, But he who heeds reproof is esteemed."
However, blessed be the name of the Most High who brings "wise teachers and people of maturity, wisdom, and experience"! I'm so thankful for the friendships that Yah has blessed us with that have been a part of our lives for over two decades. They have become "uncles and aunts" to our children. Because they have "been there, done that" when they speak into our children's lives it is from the perspective of someone who has been through the realities of life and not the idealism of what they wish life to be. Their own lives are a testimony to the biblical practice of sowing and reaping. Their youth was busy sowing seeds of preparation that they can now draw upon later in life. In every area where they have applied the Word through discipline, education, and an orderly life, they are neither impoverished nor embarrassed because they have lived well. Nothing in life for them has gone according to their plan and they have all had difficult challenges to overcome, but they are willing to share, "This is how Abba brought me from there to here." They are overcomers who walk humbly, knowing that joy of Yah is their strength and they will rejoice in the time to come!
Proverbs 13:20 ISR98 - "He who walks with the wise, shall be wise, But the companion of fools suffers evil."
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