Parenting is one of those awesome, yet most humbling callings in life.
I started out determined to be the perfect parent who does a really good job at training her children up in the Lord.
I approached parenting as I do most things in life – I made goals, made a list, then started working on the list.
Except, lists don’t always work in parenting. Someone must have forgotten to put that on the parenting goals list!
You see, children are on their own journey toward the Lord. Their milestones in physical growth can be expected around certain ages, but their spiritual maturity growth chart can’t be measured by some list their mother made.
Ultimately, our children are the Lord’s creations and it is His job to love them and attract them to Himself. It is not my job to make them accept Jesus by a certain age. It is my job to love them like Jesus loves me and pray them to His cross.
Today, my parenting goals have less to with my children and a lot more about where I am as a parent:
- Pray always and first. (Find my book 40 Scripture-based Prayers to Pray Over Your Children on Amazon)
- Capture their hearts, rather than demand compliance.
- Live truth in love. When necessary, use words.
There are a few more I could add, but ultimately, they all point to this:
Train up a child in the way the Lord would have them go and not in the way I want them to go, so that when they are old they will not depart from Him. (Not in Proverbs 22:6, but that’s how I’ve been pondering that verse lately.)
Our call as parents is to come alongside our children and help them find the way God wants them to go according to their gifts and dreams, then release them to flourish in His call on their life, even if it isn’t what I would choose for them.
Raise them to release them. And pray like crazy!
What is in this Free DIY Bible Study?
In this DIY Bible Study, you will find:
- A 30-day Scripture Reading List
- A daily Bible Study page, and
- A Prayer Request page.
How to assemble your DIY Bible Study
To prepare your personal Scripture Study print the whole study once.
Then print/duplicate the daily Bible study page twenty-nine more times and the prayer request page as often as desired.
To assemble your 30-day Scripture study, punch holes using a three-hole punch.
Then place all pages in a three-prong folder or a half-inch binder. (I like to tuck the Prayer Request pages in the back pocket and use as needed.)
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Using your 30-day Scripture Study for Parenting is easy!
Each day read a passage from the Scripture Reading List, then follow it up by working through the daily Bible study page. This will take approximately 10+ minutes.
Studying God’s Word doesn’t have to be complicated or super time consuming for Him to speak to us intimately.
I trust He will reach you deeply as you open His Word and make your heart teachable before Him. May you be richly blessed as you seek His presence daily.
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