Prophetic Wisdom for Mothers

I have been in intense prayer lately concerning the destinies of our children. I would like to share with you some of the insight that I’ve received from my prayer and study time, from 1st Samuel and the study of Hannah and her son, Samuel.

Most of you have read this story about how Hannah was praying and prayed for a child. She hadn’t been able to conceive, and then God blessed her to have her first child, Samuel. She dedicated him back to the Lord, and he grew to do great things. I won’t be able to expound on the entire story in this blog, but to learn more, read 1st Samuel 1, and 1st Samuel 2: the full chapters.

Let me give you three prophetic keys that I wrote down concerning this story that I believe will be applicable to all moms reading this:

1. Understand that children are lent from the Lord.

“Therefore also have I lent him to the Lord.” As long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD.” 1 Sam. 1:28

As much as I love our children, God loves them MORE. I repeat, God loves them MORE. Realizing that one thing has helped soothe my anxiety, because I’m a real mama bear. Realizing that I could never “out-love” God, I turn all of my worries and fears concerning motherhood to Him because I know that according to Jeremiah 29:11, He has a plan for our children’s lives.

After she weaned Samuel, Hannah brought him to the house of the Lord in Shiloh. That is where Samuel grew and worshipped the Lord. She made a vow that she would, and she kept that vow.

Hannah always wanted a child, so to dedicate him, and agree to have that same child away from her sight at such a young age (some theologians say he was 2 or 3)….well I can’t imagine!

I was in another state for a training last year for 6 days, and I cried while I was gone, just being away from our two girls that long! It was hard!

But I think Hannah realized how important it was to offer Samuel to the Lord and to be in agreement with God’s plan for his life.

2. Ask God for yearly insight into your children’s destinies.

“Each year his mother made a small coat for him and brought it to him when she came with her husband for the sacrifice.” 1 Sam. 2:19

Hannah made her son a coat yearly, without being with him. She was only able to see him ONE time a year, when she and her husband went to the house of the Lord to make a sacrifice. That means that God had to give her prophetic insight into her son’s size and stature every year.  She needed to know his weight, she needed to know if it would be too loose or too tight……She had to be able to discern what would be his perfect fit for THAT year.

Don’t be afraid to ask God about your children’s destinies YEARLY! What you may have thought worked for your child two years ago, may not work next year. What works for one child may not work for the other.

Don’t proceed with OLD answers! Ask God, what Is he saying now concerning your children!

According to James 1:5, ask the Lord for wisdom and insight. It’s available for you!

Recently my husband and I have realized the schools that are great for our children this year may not be great for them next year. The environment that we have them in this year may not be the perfect fit for their destinies by this time next year.

Here are some questions I recently began to ask God on behalf of our children, and this will be apart of our yearly prayer journal to the Lord.

1. What have you called (insert child’s name) to do?

2. What schools are best for them to attend?

3. What is the best location for our family so that they can thrive to their highest potential?

4. What activities and programs should I put them in to align with their destiny?

Pray intensely about their destinies, and how you can play apart in their assignments.

3. Be encouraged of the seeds that you planted.

3. Train up a child

“Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Just in case your children are older or may have gone astray, I want you to be encouraged. Let me tell you about my story.

My mother raised me in the church, groomed me, and did her best to point me to the Lord. She did great, but I still strayed.

I drank, smoked, partied hard, slept around, fought, acted wild, rebellious, and was doing everything contrary to the prayers that she prayed.

I strayed for YEARS.

Even times that I was drunk, I could still hear and feel her prayers. When I was extremely depressed and on the verge of committing suicide, her prayers were a preserver to me.

Years later, I came back to Christ, and well the rest is history! Though, it took her awhile to see the fruit of her prayers, they DID happen. So be encouraged. God’s got them, and He’s got you, too! ♥

Before I end this blog, could you do one thing for me? I want you to pray intently for another mother that you may know. Being a mom is HARD, and we all could use the strength of prayers. So just take a few moments, and say a special prayer for a fellow mother. While you’re at it, say a prayer for me, and I’ll certainly do the same for you!


? ?? The winner of our two gift cards is Dominique Timms and Desiree’ Mondesir for writing the most feedback on The God Given Husband book  on facebook and tagging me! You will each receive a $50 target gift card! Looking forward to connecting with you.

Also, I would love to meet you April 21-22, in Atlanta for Bootcamp Atlanta. I will be speaking and can’t wait to share what God is doing alongside my husband Jonathan Ferguson.

♥Amanda Ferguson♥

Wife. Mother. Author.


  1. Dominique Timms on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:50 am

    Yaaaayyyy I Won!!!! Great Blog this Morning I’m Going to intercede for you and someone else today. God Bless you Woman of God!!

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:51 am

      yes! and you’re welcome, thank you !

  2. Chuawana Abdulhaqq on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:52 am

    Thank you WOG…very insightful!! I definitely have been in prayer for mine 3 in terms of their destiny & future. I am currently in the phase #2. I’m in prayer about God’s timing in terms of moving out of an apartment to a home. And your bullet points listed are very similar to mine. May our God fill you with more of His Presence. Amen, God bless

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:54 am

      awesome and amen !

  3. Shekinah Walton on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Yessss, this blog post is so divinely inspired by God, it is very rich in knowledge and wisdom. Mothers all around the world need to read this!!!!!!

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:19 pm

      thank you!

  4. philip on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:17 pm

    thanks for the insight I’m praying for your whole family

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:20 pm

      welcome and thank you!

  5. Terricka Hardy on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Good read!

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:43 pm

      thanks sis!

  6. Laquisha on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Amen! Your blog is on time yet again! I’ve been praying about this. God Bless You Lady Amanda!!

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 1:13 pm

      thank you and blessings to you as well:)

  7. Love on 17 Mar 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Great Blog Lady Freguson!!!?? Even though my husband and I do not have children yet this message was very insightful and a blessing to us. Thank you so much! Keep us in your prayers for the gift of the fruit of the womb.

    Be Blessed!! ?

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 1:00 pm

      thank you, and I certainly will!

  8. Beverly Harris on 17 Mar 2017 at 2:51 pm

    May God continue to bless you Woman of God, I enjoy reading your posts. I turned 66 on Sunday and been praying for my children for years and they have turned out great. Now I’m praying for the grandchildren, and great-grand. I will pray with you for other families as well. Keep blessing us with your words of wisdom. Prayer changes things.

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 2:57 pm

      amen and thank you!

  9. Dawne on 17 Mar 2017 at 3:44 pm

    The horns of the altar never let go! im so encouraged and touched. Thank you for pouring out from your treasures! many blessings! I read your last ebook in one big glup. I couldnt put it down until i finished the last page. Freedom from bad relationships into building strong families, thankful fir you. Keep plowing! Lives are beung changed…blessings

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 4:07 pm

      awww thank you!

  10. Frankie on 17 Mar 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you for this! Lord know I have been praying over my son daily and the direction God wants to lead him, you stated this prophetic word clearly and I’m appreciative!!

    • amandafergusonblog on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Awesome! Thank you for the feedback 🙂

  11. Desiree M. Mondesir on 17 Mar 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I won!! I’m SO excited!!! Thank you SO much!!!! And may MANY women (and men!) be blessed by your book and everything that will be birthed because of it! 🙂 I’m personally looking forward to the future marriage conferences! 😉

    • amandafergusonblog on 18 Mar 2017 at 7:18 am

      Yes! Amen! 🙂

  12. Valarie Rogers on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Amanda, great blog. I am a mother of 3 small children and it is rough sometimes. So having the support of other moms like you is awesome. My husband has also been very supportive too. I recently gave birth to my 3rd child Dec. 6 last year and experienced postpartum depression afterwards but through prayer, fasting, and reading the Word, God healed me. Glory to God. So I will definitely pray for you and another mom bc we have to stick together. Overall this was a great blog.

    • amandafergusonblog on 18 Mar 2017 at 7:19 am

      Celebrating your healing of postpartum depression! Such a HUGE blessing! Thank you for the prayers, will be praying for you as well:)

  13. Desirae Williams on 18 Mar 2017 at 10:19 am

    Thank you Amanda!!! I have been studying 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2 for a month now.. This is confirmation!! My husband and I have been trying to conceive and we have been believing by faith. As well as reading about Abraham and Sara… God bless you abundantly❤❤

    • amandafergusonblog on 18 Mar 2017 at 11:42 am

      Awesome!! Believing with you:)

  14. Renee Mayfield on 19 Mar 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Lady Amanda, I really don’t know what to say. There is just something so special about you. I felt your heart for mothers in your blog. I don’t know you, yet by God ‘s Spirit I do. I love you and your family. I pray God ‘s Hand to forever rest upon you all!!

    • amandafergusonblog on 19 Mar 2017 at 6:05 pm

      awww this was such a sweet comment! Thank you:)

  15. Carla on 22 Mar 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Great insight. I definitely needed that for my two daughters, 21 and 23; grandchildren 2 and 3. May God bless your ministry!

  16. Christiana on 11 Oct 2017 at 8:41 pm

    This is wonderful!! I wrote down everything and will carry these questions into my prayer time for my children and especially for 2018 as it approaches. Thank you and thank God for you!

    • amandafergusonblog on 14 Oct 2017 at 1:38 pm

      awesome and you’re welcome:)

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