Weird: Parenting Devotional (Day 2 of 5)

Weird: Parenting – Day 2 of 5

As children continue to grow, they pay close attention to how their parents interact with one another, and with others. They’ll gladly receive instruction on how to control their anger or how to get along with one another, but if they see their parents not applying these same principles, they’ll be more likely to follow their parent’s behavior. Think about it – are your children following what you’re teaching them, or are they modeling the same behaviors they see you doing? That’s a challenging question, isn’t it?!

One of the key principles children need to see is their parents following the leading of the Holy Spirit. If your children hear you say, “It’s important to trust God in everything,” and see you trust God in everything; they’ll grow up with a firm foundation.

Read: Galatians 5:16-26; Psalm 19:7-8

Questions to Consider:

  • What have you said today to teach your children the importance of trusting God?
  • What have you done today to show your children the importance of trusting God?
  • In your own words, summarize the key principles of Galatians 5:16-26 in just one sentence.
  • If you were sitting down with your children to teach them the key principles of Galatians 5:16-26, what would you say to them?

Additional Question for those without children:

  • How would you teach children you know the key principles of Galatians 5:16-26?

Prayer:

Father, I pray today that You will lead me to better see any fruits of the flesh that are evident in my life, and in the lives of my children, and that You will lead and guide me to remove these things from my life so that I may live a fruitful life for You, and guide my children to do the same. I also pray for my spouse, that we will work together as a team to help our children better trust You. I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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