Do you know God will help direct you in all of your plans? That means your college plans, marriage plans, family plans, business plans, and even vacation plans.
The book of Proverbs is filled with practical tips and instructions for everyday living on topics that range from how to treat your neighbor, to how to train your kids, to how to handle your finances and have a good work ethic.
However, although the Bible is filled with natural, practical things that we are responsible to do, we must not forget that God is always ready to come alongside and help us.
There are two kinds of people in the world—those who read instruction manuals and those who don’t. Many people will buy a tool, pull it out of the box, lay the instruction manual aside, and start trying to figure it out on their own. Most of the time that leads to a lot of frustration!
It’s Thanksgiving Day! It’s time that we focus on not taking things for granted. More than just one day, we should train ourselves to make this a way of life.
We aren’t born grateful. It is something we have to learn. The quicker they learn, the happier they will be.
A child when fully taught will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:40) Here are five tips to help you create a thankful family. Hint: The key is parental participation.
Gratitude is a product of humility.
A brief explanation:
The Hebrew word for gratitude is, “hoda’ah” which is the same as the word used for confession.
Being thankful is actually to confess dependence, or to acknowledge that someone else has the power to benefit you, to admit that your life is better because of their efforts. So let’s be thankful and not take things for granted.
“Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom” (Psalm 111:10 NLT).
Do you want to have wisdom? Then, fear God. That means respect, reverence, and honor Him. God is always right. Continue reading…
Have you noticed that troublemakers are usually not too hard to find? If there’s any kind of drama going on, they’re usually center stage.
Do you want to have great relationships? Then be a person who brings good news.
The Bible talks about how precious and blessed are the feet of him that brings good news (Isaiah 52:7).
Sometimes you can wonder if you’re doing anything right, if you’re doing everything wrong, and feel like you’re the only one who’s struggling.
It’s God’s Will for you to train up a child in the way they should go (Prov. 22:6), but He didn’t leave you on your own to figure it out.
What God’s Word Says:
- …”So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deut. 31:16
- If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5
- God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Psalm 30:5
LAUGH ABOUT THE PERKS OF PARENTING…
THE TAKE AWAY
You’re not alone – not ever. God will help you! Also, remember that it’s important to take time to relax and laugh.
FIGHTING FOR FAMILIES