Lisa Cole spoke to our Moms of Teens group this week. She is a Wife, a Mom of 4 adult children, a Mother-in-law to 2 women that she has prayed for since her boys were young, (one of them, Amber, is pictured with her above and is a founder of our Hope Moms groups) and a “Honey” to her 2 Grandkids.
In the fall, Naomi, who is new to Memphis and our group this year, asked me if we could have a mentor mom talk to us. I immediately thought of my friend, Lisa. She is a Mom, just like us, … imperfect! 🙂 But can mentor us because she has walked with God through our current stage and is a few steps further along the parenting path.
Lisa shared wisdom with us through her own struggles, experiments and lessons learned.
I love that she could be a Titus 2 woman to us:
Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
I will update the blog with her notes and the book references soon.
For today, here is the handout. This is a list is from notes Lisa took years ago and held on to as she prayed specifically for her teens. It is an awesome resource!
(I included the pic because I love that Lisa has held onto this! Thanks, Jane, for typing it up for us}
Prayer for a spirit of… Reverence the fear of the Lord Proverbs 9:10 Humility willingness to submit James 4:10 Purity a desire to be clean Matt 5:8 Purpose wisdom to set goals Proverbs 4:25 Simplicity a life-style uncluttered Romans 12:8 Commitment dedication to the “cause” Joshua 24:15 Diligence willingness to work hard 2 Peter 1:5 Servanthood the ministry of “helps” Galatians 6:9-10 Consistency the quality of faithfulness James 1:8 Assurance a depth of faith Hebrews 10:22 Availability a willingness to let go Isaiah 6:8 Loyalty a zeal of fidelity Ruth 1:6 Sensitivity openness of heart Luke 10:30-37 Compassion love in action Mark 8:1-2 Tenderness a willingness to weep 2 Kings 22:19 Maturity a capacity to grow Hebrews 5:12-14 Holiness Christ-like behavior 1 Peter 1:16 Reliability depth of dependability 1 Corinthians 4:2 Revelation learning to listen Ephesians 1:15, 18 Denial a sacrifice to surrender Luke 9:23 Confidence a baptism to boldness Philippians 4:13 Integrity quality of truthfulness Romans 12:17 Repentance willingness to change Luke 9:23 Trust a fearless reliance Psalm 125:1 Submission choosing to yield Ephesians 5:21 Teachability quality of meekness Titus 3:2 Prayer a longing to wait Isaiah 40:31 Unity a respect of others I Corinthians 1:10 Restoration a ministry of healing Isaiah 61:1-2 Authority a capacity to command Matthew 16:19 Generosity the desire to give Matthew 10:8 When you think about the future: Jeremiah 31:17 James 4:14-15 1 Corinthians 2:9 1 John 3:2
Here are the books Lisa recommended:
(I planned to crop the photo, but I liked the tulips and laughed when I noticed my feet standing on a chair wearing jammies … keeping it real)
Not pictured is: When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy
Click on the links below to read Lisa Cole’s teaching notes: