Parenting 101

Prov 4-7 Parenting needs wisdom from God. Even King Solomon began his teaching by reminding his children to listen and pay attention so that they would gain discernment. He had learned from his father, David, and now injects knowledge, reasons, and consequences. They say more is caught than taught, yet Scripture teaches that both are vital to a child’s upbringing. Dear parent, pray for wisdom to know how your child learns so that they will progress through the stages of growth to maturity by discerning both good and evil. [Heb 5:14] Pray for a hedge of protection around yourself and your child, remembering greater is He within you than he that is in the world. [1Jn 4:4] Parents, remember children, listen, observe, and will follow in your footsteps. Be wise, dear parent, today. Follow the example of Deut chapter 6 about disseminating biblical truth. Add this verse to your prayer arsenal: Num. 6:24-26 “May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace” Change that to reflect your own voice: Lord bless me and protect me and my child. Lord, smile on me and be gracious to me and give me your peace as I parent.


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