I have three beautiful daughters whom I love and cherish.
Teaching my daughters homemaking skills is very important to me. I want them to know how to cook, clean, run and manage a home, care for children, love their husbands and so forth, but nothing is more important to me than having them walk with the Lord.
There are many daughters out there doing wonderfully virtuous and industrious things, but of all these—if I am not teaching them to walk with the Lord, then I am not doing my job.
We must take the time to invest in and evaluate our daughters spiritual life.
Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself:
1. Does my daughter have a personal Bible time with the Lord?
2. Does my daughter have a prayer time outside of meals where she is praying to Him?
3. Is she engaging in learning more about Him, through Bible study, devotions, books, conversations, godly mentors, etc.
4. Does she seek Him in the course of every day life?
5. Am I modeling this example to my daughters?
It is too easy to measure our daughters by comparing them with other godly daughters that we see out there at church, online, or through friends. But that is an unfair comparison—each daughter will be different and possess different giftings–we should not try to make our daughters fit a preconceived mold or judge them because we think they are not living up to our expectations of what a daughter should be like. God has made them unique, they were beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), they were fashioned by the hands of their loving father our King, and we should seek to illuminate that to the best of our abilities, not against it.
Yes, we want well-rounded daughters. We desire to raise accomplished daughters, but we cannot forget that our main goal is to raise godly daughters—daughters of the King who will be raised for His mighty purposes.
If we seek these things first, the good things, then the rest will follow.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Have a blessed day as your turn your daughters hearts toward the King!
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