Become Who They Will Become – Proverbs from the 2012 Intensive – Volume XIII

a·rise/əˈrīz/ v. come into being; emerge


When fathering your children, father them as God fathers you… Model for them how to RISE UP as true sons and daughters of God. – Allen

Who do you want your children to become?

Who are you today?

Become today what what you want your children to one day be.


All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within… That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

~Romans 8 The Message