Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord
Any athlete knows that training requires persistence and consistence. Lifting weights for one day does not produce a muscular physique. Jogging once around the track does not precipitate a call from the Olympics.
Training requires discipline – for the parents and the children! Parents, we must be steadfast in setting and enforcing the guidelines. What applies today must be upheld next week. When we are careful to mean what we say, our children learn to trust our word.
We must be immovable when it comes to the Word and work of the Lord. When we persevere in spite of tempers and tantrums, children find safety in our consistency. When we persist through the sass and stubbornness, they learn that obedience brings the best outcome.
When we model hearts completely devoted to our Savior, children can safely surrender their hearts too. When our lives exemplify the order and peace that flows from obedience to His Word, they will prioritize its truth too.
We must consistently demonstrate trust and obedience to God’s voice and train them to do likewise. Even when this work is difficult, exhausting, and frustrating, we rest assured that our labor is not in vain in the Lord.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you teach your children to submit to the Word of God and walk in obedience to it. May God’s favor rest upon them and bless all that they endeavor in the name of Jesus!
Today's Bible Reading:
2 Kings 10:32-12:21
Psalms & Proverbs