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Confess God's Word daily and believe you will be more sensitive to the gifts of the Holy Spirit operating in your home. You need them, your spouse needs them, and your children need them.
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.... When you go, it shall lead you, when you sleep, it shall keep you, and when you awake, it shall talk with you.
(Prov. 6:20,22)
The Word Brings Peace
Confess that your children obey your instructions and God's Word, so they—and you—will live in peace. Rebellion and disobedience plague our society from every angle, but children who have been taught to obey God's Word bring rest and peace to their homes, classrooms, jobs, or wherever God may lead them.

As you confess God's Word over your child, it has an avenue to talk with them. The first words in their spirit each morning should be words from the Word of God. Proverbs 6:22 says the Word will lead your children wherever they go, talk with them throughout the day, and keep them when they sleep.

God's Word guards them not only in their waking hours, but also during the time in which they sleep. Young children spend almost half of their 24-hour day sleeping in order to keep up with their rapid physical, mental, and emotional development.

Praying and confessing the Word of God over them as they sleep will give them sweet, peaceful rest. And, if you've prayed and confessed the Word over them and with them during the day, bedtime will not be something your child will fear.
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isa. 54:13)
Invite the Lord to teach your children, to talk with them through the day, as they put things together, and play with other children. Invite the Holy Spirit to be your children's teacher, and great peace will result. When God leads your children, talks with them, and teaches them, they can enjoy great peace. Let's look at some key points about this peace.

1. It's Great. By definition, "great" peace in Isaiah means abundant, exceeding, enough, mighty, manifold, frequent in its appearance, and sufficient to cover any situation. (See James Strong, Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible #7227.) Your children may face numerous trials, but God's peace is manifold in its nature and can cover each trial.

2. Undisturbed Composure. The Amplified Bible says, "great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children." That kind of peace, the Hebrew word, "shalom," means to be in good health and have well being, safety, and security. (See James Strong, Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible #7965.)

Taught by the Best
When you think about it, the Lord's offer to be the Teacher of our children is wonderful. To be taught of Jesus is to become intimate with Him, disciplined, and wise. He desires to disciple our children so they are accustomed to His voice and will readily obey Him.

No matter how much godly teaching and training we give our children, they have to know God for themselves. By developing the habit of spending regular time with God, they become God's students and pave the way for a bright future!

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Phil. 4:13).

Literally translated, Christ means "The Anointed One." (See James Strong, Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible #5547.) The anointing is there to strengthen them to do right over wrong no matter what the circumstances. Build into your confessions and your conversations with your children lots of "I cans" and eliminate the "I can'ts."

Get A Life With God!
Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself... As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams....

And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
(Dan. 1:8,17,20)
How appropriate for today's kids! Your children must have their own living, breathing relationship with Almighty God—not just experience Him through you. Encourage this at all times and at all ages of your children. Confess that they know and walk with God, making a stand for Him like Daniel and the Hebrew children.

Daniel's relationship with God was the secret to his success. It brought him spiritual understanding, mental alertness, social favor, and material rewards. As you confess the above scriptures, you are assaulting mental deficiencies, learning disabilities, shortcomings, and mental blocks. Through their relationship with God, you are helping your children actually become more intelligent.

Confess God's Word daily and believe you will be more sensitive to the gifts of the Holy Spirit operating in your home. You need them, your spouse needs them, and your children need them. The gifts of the Spirit are not just for church; they are for you and your home.

Finally, you will grow in the anointing—the anointing to reach your children, to communicate with them, to handle and love them, to pray for their success, and to pray powerfully. Mary and Joseph could have had overwhelming feelings of inadequacy to raise God's Son, Jesus, but God gave them an anointing that was sufficient to meet the challenge.

Mary and Joseph received the grace of God for their task, and He will do no less for you. Like Jesus, your children have a race to finish and a call to fulfill. And like Mary and Joseph, God has an anointing for you to parent your children. Through the anointed One, receive it and walk in it!

Confessions for Winning Kids
My children can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. (Phil. 4:13)

My God supplies all my children's needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. They see God move for them and on their behalf, and know God for themselves as Provider and Father. (Phil. 4:19; Gen. 21:17)

Greater is He who is in my children than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

God has not given my children a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Tim. 1:7)

My children have great peace, for they are taught of the Lord. God is teaching and talking with my children today. (Is. 54:13)

God is preserving them from this evil generation forever...preserving them wherever they may go; preserving them from bad relationships, and preserving them from danger. (Ps. 12:7)

My children hearken unto me and to God's Word and dwell safely, quiet from the fear of evil. (Prov. 1:33)

No weapon that is formed against them shall prosper. They are far from oppression. There shall no evil befall them nor any plague come near their dwelling, for God has given his angels special charge over them to keep, defend, and preserve them all the days of their lives. (Is. 54:14,17; Ps. 91:10-11)

My children can lay down in peace and sleep, for you, O Lord, will have them only to dwell in safety. (Ps. 4:8)

They obey God's Word and mine, and the Word keeps them when they sleep, talks with them when they awaken, and guides them in the way they should go. (Prov. 6:20-23)

I correct my children and they give me rest. My children honor their parents, are obedient and well-pleasing to the Lord. It is well with my children all the days of their lives, and God satisfies them with a long, peaceful, and happy life. (Prov. 29:17; Col. 3:20; Eph. 6:2-3)

My children have the mind of Christ, an anointed mind. They are quick to learn and have success in school. They are renewed in the spirit of their minds. Like Daniel, they stand for God and God blesses them with skill in learning, in wisdom, and in understanding. In all matters they are found to be ten times better than the devil's children. (1 Cor. 2:16; Dan. 1:8-21; Eph. 4:23)

I bless the Lord with all that is within me and bless His Holy Name, for He loads my children with benefits. I release today's benefits to my children. I will not forget one of His benefits and declare them to be in operation in my children's lives. Bless You, Lord, for You forgive all my children's iniquities, and I forgive them, releasing the power of forgiveness in their lives.

Bless the Lord, for You are healing every one of their diseases. Health and strength flow in their bodies, and the diseases of this earth and generation cannot prosper in them.

Bless You Lord, for You are redeeming their lives from destruction, crowning them with tender mercies and acts of loving kindness, and You are satisfying their mouths with good things so that their youth is renewed like the eagle's. Their strength is made overcoming and soaring. They are satisfied by God and they do not hunger after what the world and sin have to offer. (Ps. 103:1-6; Ps. 68:19)

The Word of God that I am declaring over my children will not return void. Is power and nature is producing life in my children. It is rejoicing their hearts, restoring their whole person, enlightening their eyes, and making them wise; moreover, by it my children are warned, and in keeping it, they experience great reward. (Is. 55:11; Ps. 19:7-11)

My children give no place to the devil today. They overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of His testimony. They are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. They are covered in the whole armor of God, and the shield of faith quenches all the fiery darts of the wicked one. They resist the devil who flees from them this day.

My family is walking in the fruit of the spirit, and I will follow the quickening of the Holy Spirit. Together and as individual believers, we will not grieve the Holy Spirit. We will not let the sun go down on our wrath. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are in operation in my family. I thank you, Father God, for the anointing to raise my children to fulfill your plan, Your will, and Your purpose, in Jesus' Name. (Eph. 4:26-30; Rev. 12:11; Eph. 6:10,16; James 4:7; Gal. 5:16,22; 1 Cor. 12:7)

Teach Your Winners to Confess These Truths:
I am a child of God (Rom. 8:16)

I am redeemed from the curse of the law. (Gal. 3:13)

I am blessed coming in and going out. (Deut. 28:6)

I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:17)

I am led by the Spirit of God. (Rom. 8:14)

I am kept in safety wherever I go. (Ps. 91:11)

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Eph. 6:10)

I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. (1 Pet. 2:24)

I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. (Rom. 8:37)

I am renewed in the spirit of my mind. (Eph. 4:23)

I am the light of the world and the salt of the earth. (Matt. 5:13-14)

I am an imitator of God as a dear child. (Eph. 5:1)

I obey my parents and am well pleasing to the Lord. (Col. 3:20)

I honor my father and mother, it is well with me all the days of my life, and I live a long life. (Eph. 6:1-3)

I cast all my cares on Jesus for He cares for me. (1 Pet. 5:7)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

I have favor in God and man. (Prov. 3:4)

I have authority over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt me. (Luke 10:19)

I have the mind of Christ. (1 Cor. 2:16)

I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. (Rev. 12:11)

I sleep in peace for God would have me to only dwell in safety. (Ps. 4:8)

I hear the voice of the Good Shepherd, and the voice of a stranger I will not follow. (John 10:4-5,14)

Great is my peace for I am taught of the Lord. (Is. 54:13)

No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Is. 54:17)

Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. (2 Tim. 1:7)

My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)

Source: Confessions for Raising Winning Kids by Cathie Dorsch
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Cathie Dorsch
Web site: Agape Church
Cathie Dorsch is an Associate Minister, and has been on staff at Agape Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, since 1980. She produced Kids Like You, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV program for children that still airs all around the world! She is the author of Confessions for Raising Winning Kids along with numerous teaching series. She wears many hats at Agape including Pastoral Care, life groups and leadership.

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