I am reading an amazingly challenging book by R.A. Torrey called
'The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power.'
Today, the chapter I was reading, was about idols in our life that hinder our prayers--be it our husbands, ministry, the home or our children. Anything that we put before our Lord. I loved this quote.
"The dearest idol I have known, Whatever that idol be, help me to tear it from its throne, AND WORSHIP ONLY THEE."
I know for me, I can put my children and their obedience before the Lord.