I was thinking the other day about how the Lord impressed on my heart a few things regarding my children that I knew I wanted to focus on more. It is so easy to be distracted in the world today--especially everything that is going on right now.
But we can't get distracted and forget about what is important.
Here were some of the following questions that the Lord impressed upon me:
1. Have you prayed with them and for them?
2. Have you shared God's Word with them today?
3. Have you been an example of Christ today?
4. Have you shown grace and forgiveness to them?
5. Have you shown God's love to them today?
6. Have you shared the Gospel with them?
We can't control what our children do as they get older -whether they accept the Lord, live a godly life, make good choices, etc. We can only give glory to God for those things. But we can do what is in our power to influence them nearer to Him.
We will never be perfect parents, but it is important to do what we can while we have time with them.
They will make mistakes but remember that you did too!
Take time for them...
For soon they will be gone and you will wish that you had that time back again.
It is absolutely worth taking the time to build into them even if you don't see fruit right away. The gardener doesn't yield a harvest until much later but in faith he plants, waters, and waits.
Don't buy into the lie that what you do doesn't count--every little bit matters!
Fight for your children today, dear mommas.
They need you!