Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

I thought I’d share a short quip from a really great parenting book that I am reading. It seemed to shed a lot of perspective with just a few words….

Merely giving birth does not make you a parent. Sacrificing while your children are small, laying down your “deserved” freedoms and deeply thinking about how you’re shaping your children will ensure their lifelong freedom from the chains of slavery to our culture.

It’s work, and it’s called loving your children. It’s called being a parent! (love those last two lines)

My prayer response…. "Lord, help me to love my little ones by giving them my best and not being so concerned with my so called “deserved” freedoms. You say you know my thoughts from afar…well than you know before I blow it and that it is a daily occurrence…forgive me! I know with your help and a lot of elbow grease we can set Skyler, Blake and Tori on a course that will bring freedom and relationship with You. For I am realizing that to train up my children in the way they should go requires initiative and intentional action on my part and the promise I hold to is that as a result when they are older they will not depart from it!

Your word says to acknowledge you in all my ways and you will direct my paths. Lord, I am acknowledging you in my parenting and with my children’s care and I thank you that you will direct me as I actively participate in their training and decision making!”

Amen

5 comments:

Heidi Jo said...

such a difficult thing to do sometimes. each day requires us to offer up what we are doing as a sacrifice. but isn't that the goal, to free our kids from the cultural sin, and give them the foundation of Truth?

thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

sounds like a good book. What is the name of it??

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

My post today is about my reflections of being a mom.

Wow, without the help of the Lord I have no idea what life would be like today for my three. I still keep believing for great things for all of them.

Great post Michelle!

Just Mom said...

Oh, such wonderful words of wisdom.

Which book, is it?

michelle said...

The book is called Re-Create by Ron Luce. I'm just about 1/2 way through and I've really enjoyed every word. Might be intense for some but I find it very practical and helpful in circumventing future problems.