Parent from grace rather than for goodness (thoughts on parenting sent kids)…

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As parents, let’s try to love and lead kids the way God loves and leads us. He loved us first, taking initiative to come near. How much initiative do we take to encourage and equip our kids? Let’s try to emphasize that we are loved by the God who came near, trying to learn more about what God thinks of us rather than what we think of Him. What are we emphasizing with our kids?

Let’s try to encourage them to believe that they are fully secure and freely loved by Jesus in hopes that they will live as though filled up rather than seeking to be filled up and will love first and be a friend first rather than waiting around for friends and giving allegiance to the ones who give attention to them.

Jesus may not value our moral development as much as we often think He does. Rather, He does value that we love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. The former is a life toward personal goodness neglecting grace. The latter is a life from grace embracing God’s goodness.

May we parent from grace rather than for goodness.

This week, we will try to unpack this thought a little more.

Hopeful for send kids!!!

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