By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: May 15, 2017
From Series: Family Business
I John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love”.
Ephesians 4:2, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love”.
Parenting is hard. And, at times, it’s downright frustrating! But let’s face it—we’re going to make mistakes. God does not expect us to be perfect parents, rather He expects us to share His perfect love. So, instead of focusing on our blunders, we need to keep our primary goal in the forefront of our mind. It is for our children to love God with all of their hearts, to love others, and to grow more and more like Christ.
God’s principles are more caught than taught, and as Professors in the Family University, it is our job to model how God’s love relates to us as individuals, and in our interactions with others. In order for our kids to recognize and understand authentic spiritual transformation, truth and grace should dictate our words and actions. We can accomplish this by sharing our hunger for God, a desire to please Him, and to walk in obedience to His commands—not because we have to, but because we want to!
Thank God for His amazing love. Ask Him to help you effectively demonstrate His love to others. Then express your love for Him, and take a moment to bask in His presence.
I John 3:1 is a great memory verse to share with your family! “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
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