“Parents, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
As Christian parents we must be careful of how we treat our children so that they do not grow up resenting us, being disobedient or worst; feeling like they are worthless. We must also try to not to be to over bearing and overly protective, remember they have to learn how to figure some things out for themselves; if their ever going to learn maturity. We must also teach them the Word of God early, just like we find it important to teach them their ABC’s. And, by pouring into them the Word of God this will ensure that they will always be equipped with the most i=portant thing that they will ever need in this world, “God’s Word”. So, when you can’t be there or change situations for them His Word will stand true and show itself to be true, and this my friends will build their Faith and yours. His Word can and will break down the spirit of rebellion and disobedience. So, make a decision today to spend more time, laughing, loving, helping, and encouraging, them instead of finding error in all of their ways. Enter into the Sanctuary in prayer with me as we seek The Father for a changed heart and a renewed family atmosphere in your home.
Heavenly Father, we come to You asking for a new way of doing things in our family’s; because we realize that our way isn’t working. We ask that You help us to break the chains of generational curses filled with family abuse, disobediences, rebellion, unforgiveness and hatred. And, we ask that You restore our family’s with humility, long suffering, lovingkindness, joy, peace, forgiveness and most importantly Your Word. Father we ask that You help us not to irritate and provoke our children to anger. Father we ask these things in Your son’s Jesus’s Name Amen, and Amen!
Contributed by: Sharessa Bass
Sharessa currently works for Wells Fargo Bank and is the CEO of The Real Me Foundation. She is a devoted mother of 5, originally from Whiteville NC and is one of 7 siblings. She is a faithful covenant member of The Sanctuary, and is passionate about sharing her faith in a very real way. If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Sharessa.