In connection with the focus on marriage at Team Church, my Home Team just started a study on parenting.
I know…a perfect husband as well as the perfect model of a father! You must be impressed that I can teach others how to do both. (joke…but you knew that!)
It feels really overwhelming to discuss being a spouse that honors the spiritual connection Jesus has with the Church. And now we’re considering how parenting are preparing our children for eternity.
That can be a lot of pressure, but I keep in mind that God is familiar with our mistakes. He is more than obliged to work with our imperfections…in fact, He expects nothing more than “imperfectly sinful” people who surrender to Him in willingness to follow His instruction.
God is well known for extravagant grace and His work with miracle-cases!
A scripture(below) we read tonight reminds us (thanks Wendy for this insight!) that it is the Word of God that can help us change our patterns of disobedience–both our own and for our children. By reading it and following it and passing it on our children don’t have to make the same tragic mistakes our ancestors made. And we don’t have to keep making the same mistakes either.
People in our past may have struggled with marriage; they may have screwed up as parents; they may have let us down. But through obedience and sharing the Word with our children, there is hope.
See you Sunday to talk about Practical Proverbs for Husbands!
Psalm 78: 4 We will not conceal them from their children,
But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,
And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
5For He established a testimony in Jacob
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers
That they should teach them to their children,
6 That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born,
That they may arise and tell them to their children,
7 That they should put their confidence in God
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments,
8 And not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that did not prepare its heart
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.