My niece posed a question on Facebook last week about whether or not parents should force their teen to attend church. On another occasion, my daughter expressed how difficult it is for moms to figure out how much to get involved in because there is no longer a norm. So how do we figure it out?
One of my deepest regrets is how I parented. I thought I knew how. But I was naive. I thought if my kids knew about God that would be enough. I was wrong.
Being a homeschooling mother of three children, a pastor’s wife, and a piano teacher, I was busy! Somewhere along the way, Bible reading became more of a duty than a pleasure. Consequently, it became easier and easier to miss a day without spending time in His Word. Somewhere along the way, I became independent instead of more dependent on God and His wisdom.
I love speaking on parenting. There is so much I would love to share, especially with young moms. But the length of this blog does not permit it. So for now, just let me say, seek God’s wisdom every day. He alone knows your heart. He alone knows your kids’ hearts. You need His insight.
Wisdom has built her house, … She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table; … she calls from the tops of the heights of the city: “Come, eat of my food and drink of the wine i have mixed. Forsake your folly and live, and proceed in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:1-6
The table is all set; the food is prepared; the invitation has been given to you. What are you waiting for?
Carol Peña Ribó said:
As an older mom and grand mom I too have a lot of ‘do overs’ if I could especially in parenting. Even as I write this as a busy woman of today I see myself becoming more ‘independent instead of dependent on God and His wisdom’. Bible reading becomes more of a duty than a pleasure. I agree 100%. Thank you for reminding me why He created me…
Carol, thanks so much for sharing, especially for reminding us that dependence on God is so necessary all the time.