Ah, it feels so good to sit down and put my feet up! My family and I attended a Sunday School Social today.
We had lots of fun. There were about 10 families there from our Sunday School class. It was a great time to get to know a couple of the newer families and to bond with the ones we already know. It was so nice to minister to others and praise the Lord for the things that He is doing in our lives!
Now, some thoughts on parenting:
It is such hard work to be a parent and to really train your children – but the rewards are immeasurable!
Proverbs 29:17 says, “Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto they soul.”
Does your child give you rest? Are your children a delight to your soul? If not, then the solution is in this verse… “Correct thy son”. It takes a LOT of work, a LOT of consistency and a LOT diligence… but it is so worth it!
No, my children are not perfect but, you know what, I’m not either. I do think however, that my children are very well behaved, intelligent and polite (and not it’s not just my biased view but I have people coming up to me all the time just to brag on my children and say that they wish that their children could be so good).
I still have to correct my 8 year old but I don’t correct her as much as I have to correct my 2 year old. You see, I have been in the habit of training her and correcting her (and yes, loving her). This work has paid off as it has given me “rest” and “delight”.
It is so rewarding to see the beautiful young lady that she is becoming. Most importantly, I see that as she learns to obey her earthly parents, she is also learning to obey her Heavenly Father. Sometimes it means “turning the other cheek” when she is wronged and showing the person the love of Christ – wow, what an awesome wife and mother she is going to be someday.
Well, I need to get a few things done before I blissfully fall into a peaceful slumber! I really hope to write more in the future about Proverbs 29:17 and the things that Chad and I do to correct our children and to train them in the ways of our Lord.
Have a blessed evening and a Happy Memorial Day! Lord Bless!