Parenting, Spiritual health

Wednesday’s Blogging through the Bible

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3 John 1:4  “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”

I have this verse displayed in a lovely picture done in cross-stitch. It has beautiful flowers and embelishments all around it. It reminds me often that I need to be training my children carefully each day.

I desire that one day all my kids will be walking in the truth. I don’t know the future and my children have to make this decision for themselves.

I do find this a scary prospect. I like everything in my life to just a certain way. (It usually isn’t with 5 kids and a husband) I am learning day by day that we walk by faith.

I see my job now is to teach my kids in the best way I know how. Showing them by my example what it means to be an image bearr of Jesus Christ. And I don’t always do this job very well. Yet even in my failures I can teach my kids to humble themselves, confess their sins, and seek forgiveness from other and from God.

It is a big responsibility we carry as parents and at timea I find it very overwhelming. But I am thankful for the blessing I have been given that allows me to try.

What has jumped out at you in the scripture reading this week? What are you learning? Please share your thoughts and comments.

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