PARENTING DONE GOD'S WAY

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Parenting, done God’s way.

 

What does the Bible say about it!

 

This mini devotion is a great tool to help you to discuss practical Biblical truths with your children. It addresses common behavior problems such as self-control, obedience, wholesome talk and the treatment of others.

Feel free to print out and meditate on them. 

 

  • God teaches us how to live right:

Titus 2:11-12: “God has shown us how kind he is by coming to save all peo- ple. He taught us to give up our wicked ways and our worldly desires and to live decent and honest lives in this world.”

  • God doesn’t want a little of us to obey Him. He wants ALL of us to obey Him:

Leviticus 18:4: “I am the LORD your God, and you must obey my teach- ings.”

  • We need to use what we say to help others feel better, not hurt them:

Ephesians 4:29: “Stop all your dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.”

  • Controlling what we say is hard, but if you work at it, it will be easier to be- have in other areas too:

James 3:2: “All of us do many wrong things. But if you can control your tongue, you are mature and able to control your whole body.”

  • Don’t start arguments, stop them!

Proverbs 15:1: “A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up.”

  • Put others first, before yourself, and you will please God:

Philippians 2:3: “Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than your- selves.”

  • God showed great kind- ness to us by sending Je- sus. We need to show this same kindness to others:

Ephesians 4:31-32: “Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don’t yell at one another or curse each

 

 

Prayer:



Lord, give me wisdom. Help me to see my children as who You designed them to be, instead of the images I have set up in my mind of who I’d like them to become. I may think it’s important that my children get good grades or do well in sports, but I know that You see each of my children’s future and You’ve designed each child to carry out a special role on this earth that will help to glorify You and impact others in a positive way. Help me to be more concerned with values and habits that will impact my children for a lifetime, instead of filling up their time with activities that the world says is important. As Psalm 139:14 says, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Lord, don’t allow me to try to put my children into cookie cutters after You’ve created them complex and marvelous.” In Jesus Name, Amen.