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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

P4S~ DAY 9 Honor



Dear Mothers of Sons,
I had the privilege of speaking to my son today on the importance of being an honorable man of God. A man who works hard, keeps his word, respects those in authority over him, and lends a hand to those in need…THAT is what I want to see in my son, all to the glory of God. It was not an easy lesson for this strong-willed young man, but given in love, I think we (finally) got somewhere. A long talk and a humble letter of apology later, I can honestly say I am proud of this young man ♥

I will continue to pray for my sons today and join you as we pray for them to be godly men of honor! I pray that the LORD blesses your efforts in training up your children today, as he has blessed mine.


DAY 9 ACTION STEPS

READ | If you haven’t already, read through “Men Set Apart” (pg. 20-21) and work through any (or all) of the Study Questions that enhance your time in this challenge!

PRAY | Work through the 10 prayers on Honor (pg. 26) using whatever method works best for you!

COMMENT | In our culture, the concept of “chivalry” and “honor” is often limited to those in military uniforms. Do you think this is something we should bring back into the lives/hearts of our young men and if so, how?




Day Nine – Honor
Encouragement from Brooke
There may never be an opportunity for your sons to rush to the aid of a damsel in distress or defend her honor like in times of old, but it never hurts to use stories of a knight in shining armor to teach them about honor.
I happen to have young sons in my home. They love an epic battle of good versus evil and it's not unusual to see them running (yes running … I've almost decided it's useless to scream "WALK!”) around the house with makeshift capes and swords hunting bad guys and jousting to the death. And they love to attack their daddy, as he holds me down and tickles me, defending my honor.
I came across a book recently that perfectly illustrates the type of men I hope my sons will become. It might surprise you to know that it's written for girls. The book? The Princess and the Three Knights, by Karen Kingsbury. Look beyond the surface moms. Even you parents of older boys may want to purchase a copy of this book as a gift for your sons. Its presentation makes it a perfect fit for a girl. But its message is for girls and boys.
The only knight good enough to win the heart of the princess was the one who would do anything to protect her. That's the kind of honor I'm praying for in my sons.
"But there will be glory and honor and peace
from God for all who do good."
~Romans 2:10, NLT

Prayers for Honor
May__________know that both riches and honor come from God, and that He rules over all (1 Chronicles
29:12).
May__________fear the Lord, and receive honor (Psalm 15:4).
May the LORD bestow favor and honor upon__________. No good thing does He withhold from those
who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).
Lord, be with__________in trouble; rescue him and honor him (Psalm 91:15).
May__________honor the LORD with his wealth and with the firstfruits of all his produce (Proverbs
3:9).
May__________be wise and inherit honor (Proverbs 3:35).
May__________honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor (1 Peter 2:17).
May__________honor his father and mother, for this is the first commandment with a promise (Ephesians
6:2).
May__________honor the face of an old man (Leviticus 19:32).
May__________do good, and receive glory, honor and peace (Romans 2:10).

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