You know when you tell yourself as you’re growing up or even as a young adult that you see yourself having this or that? Whether it’s seeing yourself with a two-story house, a fancy car, big city, one kid, no kids, 8 kids! Well, that was me, but I saw myself having boys and living in the suburbs. I was a tomboy growing up, I didn’t want to have anything to do with girls or anything girly. I dreaded having girls because of the period talk, the breast talk and Lord not the sex talk! I figured boys would be easy, I can let dad handle it all. Well, not so according to the Lord. I guess he knew what I needed, what He wanted and what was best for not just my life, but my daughters lives as well.
My youngest daughter is 10 and my oldest is 14 and I like to say that they are far wiser than I was when I was their age. I’ve learned a lot from them and by God’s grace they’ve learned a lot from me. When I see what God has shown them in their thinking, actions, words; I’m one proud mama. I take this day to share how Christ is the only way we are able to raise our children. With Him. In Him. Through Him. He’s the one that should remain at the center so that we have a Kingdom focus in raising our daughters and not a worldly focus.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” NLT When we are being taught what is true, we have a realization of the wrong in our lives. We can’t negate the truth. The truth comes from the word of God. My dad calls it your instruction book for life. It’s the only book of knowledge in this world that has truth that can be applied and proven. I read an article recently that said math couldn’t even be proven. And here all these years I thought 3+2=5. Silly me. 🙂 But, nevertheless the bible is our instruction book for us as individuals, and to be taught to our children. If we don’t use it to teach our children then we are missing life’s most valuable asset to living and the world in return will teach them.
For His Glory,