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Parenting – Not just for parents

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It’s funny how when we were pastoring people would second guess us on parenting tips or advice we would give them, but here people think it’s wisdom treasure.

I watching a kids program with someone and their child. I expressed my concern and told her I would not let my child watch that if it was me. The program had a girl saying rude and full of attitude phrases because she was mad. I asked the mother and said, is it OK for your child to say these phrases to you when she is mad. She answered no. Then why let her think it’s OK for a program to show that? I left that open. She nodded her head and said, “It’s not.”

My hubby made a statement recently that I think deserves thought. How did Jesus counsel people when they came to him in regards to children and parenting?

By the way, we’ve been married for 10 years, served as pastors for more than 7 yrs, and have no natural children.

Jesus didn’t have to change diapers or wake up in the middle of night to feed a baby to know about love and sacrifice.  Hello!  Just like we know he was 100% without sin but fully capable in changing the lives of 12 sinful men. It’s not about the life experiences sometimes.

Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. Col 3:16

The Holy Spirit equips us and flows through us to edify his children (Eph 4:16).

I ask the glorious Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you his Spirit. The Spirit will make you wise and let you understand what it means to know God. Eph 1:17

Doesn’t it all come to this, we need to know Him, more and more each day. If it’s to parent our child, or in our case, plant a church, God is our Father and Creator, we must rely on our relationship with him and he will give us the wisdom to make the right choices.

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