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Don’t Worry, Parents

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.

ENCOURAGEMENT

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.

 

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FIGHTING FOR FAMILIES

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An Attitude of Gratitude

 

Gratitude is actually a product of humility.

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 life for granted. Continue reading…


Are You Salty?

Have you ever grilled a big, thick, juicy steak? Before you throw it on the grill, you sprinkle it with salt and pepper to season it.

There’s something about salt that brings out all of the flavor and creates a mouth-watering piece of meat that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into! Simply adding salt just makes it better!

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Raising the “Getting-Back-Up” Child

Did you know that your kids can help your family grow stronger, make you happy, and bring honor to your family name? God’s Word says it’s possible.

I know when I first heard this, I asked, “Do you mean MY kids? The ones who just flunked algebra? The ones who let the air out of the tires just to feel the wind on their faces? The ones who broke the window trying to throw rocks over the house? Do you mean those kids?”

Yes, those kids!

If we, as parents, fear the Lord and obey His Word, our seed (our children) will be mighty upon this planet (Psalm 112). God’s Word also tells us that our children are a reward from God, that they can bring us great joy (Psalm 127:3-5). The kind of reward they bring us depends on us teaching and training them according to the Word of God.

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Living the Satisfied Life

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10

Are you living a satisfying life? It’s God’s Will that you do.

STEPS TO LIVING A SATISFYING LIFE

Here are three ways you can begin to live the satisfying life God has called you to:

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You and I are designed by God to serve others. Like the example Jesus set for us as the Good Shepherd, we are to spend our time living for, giving to and serving others. The secret to living the satisfied life is found in serving others.

Some people don’t want to do this because they don’t want to deplete their resources, but we are different because we have a source that never depletes. God is our source!

  • “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
  • The greatest among you must be a servant. Matthew 23:11
  • There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
  • Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12

 

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One of the first time’s God talks about unhappiness, He is talking to Cain. God tells Cain that he’s unhappy because he isn’t doing what is right. Part of living that satisfying life is to be obedient to God’s Word.

  • Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 
  • And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
  • See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

 

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In order to live the full life God has called us to, we need to know what He has promised us. You can’t get something if you’re not aware it belongs to you, can you? Start studying God’s Word.

  • For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20
  • And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 2 Peter 1:4
  • And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

THE TAKE AWAY

Don’t settle for “some” of what God has for you! Start working the principles from His Word and live the satisfying life He has for you.

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The Greatest Responsibility for Parents


There are so many responsibilities we have as parents and before we turn around our schedule can be packed with “responsibilities.”

What we have to learn is the difference between what is an activity and what is a responsibility. Parents are responsible to teach and train their children as they grow into adulthood – and even beyond. Here is a practical tip to being a biblical parent…

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