“Parenting Advice from Above”
From February 24th, 2018
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Parenting Advice From Above

  1. Put first things first – God, family, everything else.  Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  2.  Take a break when you need it.  Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  3. Remember monkey see – monkey do. Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
  4. Remember who they are. Psalm 127:3 “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children are a reward from him.
  5. Teach them who you are.  Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother – which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”  Proverbs 29:17 “Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.”
  6. Remember where your children belong and how important they are to God (and you). Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
  7. Stay hydrated!  John 7:37-38 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
  8. Walk and talk with your children – spend quality time with them.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7. “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
  9. Know their lives and their friends; listen to them. 2 Timothy 3:2-5 “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”
  10. Let them be kids. Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”