Posts Tagged ‘Bringing Up Boys’

Gene pool?  Birth order?  God’s design.  It’s a mystery, but our children are different in defining, beautiful ways.  One is a rule-follower and lives life as if there are no shades of gray.  The other thinks outside of the box and bends the rules–challenging for his parents, but a trait that holds promise if used for God’s glory.

Both keep me on my knees–battling against two disparate traps–perfectionism and rebellion.  I believe God wants me there.  Interceding.  Calling out.  Relying on the one called Abba, Father.  If you are in the same position,  praise God for teaching you to rely on his bountiful grace and mercy.  Do you remember His words?   “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

If my fallible heart can be so consumed with love for my children; grief for their suffering; and yearning for Godly living then how much more must God love His own?  Dear friend, He gave everything-position, power, prominence–to give up Himself for us.  Are you amazed?  Then have faith!  Claim His promises for the children He has given you.  It doesn’t matter if they are newborns, teens, or middle-aged.

There is hope.  There is tomorrow.  There is Christ.

Action Steps for Today

  • List 3-5 ways you can pray for your child.  Track each prayer request and check it off as it is answered.
  • Commit to praying with another parent. We need other people to pray for our children, marriages, and families.

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