Welcome to today's Daily Devotion. Today's date is Friday, March 3, 2023. Let's take a moment to center our hearts and minds on God.
Scripture: "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
God's view of Christian Parents: The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God and that parents have a great responsibility to raise their children in the ways of the Lord. Christian parents are called to love, nurture, and discipline their children in a way that reflects God's love and truth.
My Hope: As Christian parents, we hope our children will grow to love and follow God. We pray they will develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live a life that honors Him. We hope to see our children become all God has called them.
How do I change? As a parent, seeking God's guidance in raising our children is vital. We can't do it on our own. We need the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. We can change by studying the Bible, praying, and seeking counsel from other Christian parents.
How do I stay changed? Staying changed requires daily surrender to God. We must continually seek His guidance, pray for wisdom, and rely on His strength. We need to make it a priority to spend time in His Word and prayer. We can also stay changed by intentionally surrounding ourselves with other believers who can encourage and support us in our parenting journey.
Let's pray: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of our children. We pray that, as Christian parents, we will raise our children in a way that reflects your love and truth. We ask for your guidance and wisdom in all that we do. Help us to stay focused on you and to seek your will in our parenting. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.