Saturday, September 26, 2015

Parenting Challenge #1-Godly Grace

In the last couple months I've been able to take the time to read a little bit more about one of my greatest ministries, My Children. I've learned so much and it's made such an impact on our family. My pastor always says, "Study your ministry". It is very wise advice. So I thought I would post occasionally the Parenting Concept I've been learning about and Challenging myself to put into practice.

Parenting Challenge #1- Showing Godly Grace


This morning I was reading a blog update from Not Consumed. She was talking about how to deal with the times when our children frustrate us by needing constant correction. She said the Lord convicted her about complaining to the Lord about her children and not showing them the same Grace He daily shows her.

This was for sure a great learning moment for me. It's so easy to get caught up in selfish feelings such as; "Why do I have to tell them the same thing constantly", "Why do have to constantly correct you?". The Lord helped me realize a few weeks back that these thoughts are just selfishness. Selfish because I'm really bothered that I have to stop My schedule in My busy day and My routine and My good mood to deal with their issues. My children need me to selflessly like the Lord take the time to guide them.

Fast Forward to today's lesson. I also need to show the same Grace to my children with their mistakes, challenges, learning curves and at times down right stubbornness that God ever day shows to me. There is no doubt that God daily can see the same problems in me as he looks down. But does he ever stomp off in a huff? Does he ever growl in frustration, "Why do you keep doing this?"? No. Our God of grace and mercy and love constantly loves and guides us in the best way possible for every situation. He always sees us as the best picture of ourselves and continues to lead us closer to that destination.

What a challenge! That's what I want to be! God help me show the grace that I can only learn from you.



  1. I love this post and it is exactly what I needed to be reminded of today!

  2. It's a challenge for sure! Lovin those babies keeps you on top of your game.

  3. I needed this too. I've found myself discouraged lately with child rearing, and needed to get the right perspective again. Thank you.

    1. It can definitely be overwhelming! I gave up on perfect parenting long ago. Just trying to do my best and pray God fills in the gaps.


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