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Parenting 101 Part 4


By: Alejandro Colucci

Parenting as a Christian.  It’s often rewarding but also heart wrenching.  We worry and hope.  We wonder if what we’re doing is right.  We second guess.   Through the last few months we’ve covered the basics from we read in the Bible.  We’ve discussed how God first asks us to be committed to Him.  We’ve read how we’re supposed to be committed to Jesus.  We’ve read how Moses encouraged us to ‘remember’ God.  He even gave us suggestions about writing the words of our God all over and to talk about them all the time so we don’t forget.  We read how he gave us a warning not to forget (Deuteronomy 6,8).

We’re going to continue this week with some other simple items, but I hope they are encouraging.  If Moses calls us to remember God’s commands, I would say He also calls us to remember God’s goodness and promises.  Remember, the goal is for us to be with Him forever in Heaven.  So then, if that’s His goal for us, our top and first and highest and most precious goal for our kids should be the same as our Father.  Get them to Heaven.  However, if that’s the goal, guess what?  There’s an opposite goal.  Satan has a goal of doing everything in his power to help us to lose track of Jesus’ goal and forget about it.

I’ve been watching a lot of knight type movies and tv shows lately.  Over the years I’ve loved these type of epic movies as well (Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Merlin – TV).  They show the honor of battling for the King.  They portray the connection that the warriors have for each other.  In one Merlin episode, the Dragon speaks wisdom into the young Merlin by saying, “All great struggles demand sacrifice.”  When I think of these battles, I see knights and warriors who sacrifice with glad hearts.  They’re not sad with chin down when they walk into battle.  It’s like they know exactly what they’re fighting for and why.  I love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  Here is an epic battle when one who was thought lost returns in a white robe to save his friends in battle.  Click here to see it.

You know this is very much a battle.  So what I’m going to do for the rest of this article is cut/paste some verses that are encouraging and power giving.  Now, here’s your job.  Cut these out or write these down and paste them around your house, car, office, etc.  J  Then, when you’re randomly or regularly noticing them as they ‘hang’ around your places, REMEMBER that God entrusted children to you and he wants all of you to be with Him forever.  Remember to battle well.

  • Psalm 144:12 …deliver me…Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
  • Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
  • Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
  • 3 John 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:13 …as for you… never tire of doing what is right.
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 God didn’t give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves.

Love, Serve, Spread the Word,

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