Category Archives: Parenting

His Love

Ps. 119:67-68I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees.” (emphasis added).

We [human parents] do not discipline. We do more than discipline, we punish. What is the difference? Remember my story from yesterday? That moment when I see my grandmother and immediately, I wish I was lost again. Read the rest of this entry

Anything?

1 Thess. 5:17 “Never stop praying.”

John 14:12-14I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” Read the rest of this entry

Configuration

Eze.11:20 “So they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.”

 

Yesterday, we highlighted three categories of people. The first category is people that have suffered abuse from people in authority over their lives.

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As God Intends

Prov.19:18 (GNT) “Discipline your children while they are young enough to learn. If you don’t, you are helping them destroy themselves”

 

Parenting worthy of honour is only possible when you see yourself how God has placed you. Becoming a parent means you are representing God in your child’s life.

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Headship

Eph.5: 21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord… 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her”

 

Great leaders [parents] exercise their authority within the boundaries of love, wisdom, and sufficiency. Anything outside of this will lead to abuse.  Read the rest of this entry

Parenting

Isa.40:11 “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.”

 

Effective parenting only happens within the confines of sufficiency, wisdom, and love. Abuse begins when authority is misused outside of these lines. Read the rest of this entry

With Honours

2 Chron. 1:10 Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?”

 

Parenting worthy of honour is possible. The first thing is, you need to see yourself how God has placed you. Becoming parent means you are representing God in your child’s life.

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Phase IV

Ex. 20:12 (VOICE) “You are to honour your father and mother. If you do, you and your children will live long and well in the land the Eternal your God has promised to give you.” [with emphasis]

 

You are going to be great, far greater than your father and your father’s father, in Jesus Name [say Amen]. What that means is the level of thought that will deliver that greatness will be outside the scope of your father.

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Given vs. Earned

Ex.20:12 “Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

 

I perceive that the question on a lot of our minds since we began to talk about the fifth commandment is, how can a Christian honour a dishonourable teacher, or a dishonourable boss, or a dishonourable head of department, or a dishonourable parent, or honour a dishonourable president? Read the rest of this entry

“Good-est!”

1 John 3:1 [NIV] See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are…”

 

My advice to parents is to do your best to be impartial in your dealings with your children. I applaud the parents that claim not to have a favourite child and I think it is really commendable.

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