Monday, May 23, 2016

The 3 Do's

Where are you at with Parenting? Teenagers, children under foot, kids in elementary school? Where ever you are it's a tough job!  I know this because I have all ages except high school, haven't gotten there yet.  You know how hard this life can be sometimes, especially when raising children. 

 As I was listening to one of the best pastors in the world in my head phones during my quiet time he was passing on some of the best advice I've ever heard.  He says that trying to raise children is like trying to push a car that's in first gear, with the emergency brake pulled, with a load of sumo wrestlers inside from New York to Hawaii and back!!! Boy does this sound so true! But with that said you also want to raise them with patience and love! Wow, talking about hard... If you know me well, you know that I'm a parent that wants to raise my kids with a firm hand.  I was raised that way.  Obedience was very very important.  I feel this is something that our country lacks today.  I don't want to make this one of those long winded post that drags on and on forever. So to get to the point.....
The reason for this post is because after listening the other day to this message it made me want to help others.  Some of the information in the message I knew from being taught from my parents, but a lot of it changed the way I looked at parenting.  The message is so clear.  Children MUST obey their parents because it is RIGHT. Ephesians 6:1 

If you are needing some good guidance on what the bible says about parenting please please listen to this message.  Its by James McDonald on
This is the link The Matter of Parenting
Please check it out.. The messages are about 26 mins long.... You can pull it up on your phone on the way to work.  I use my head phones and listen to his message every day.  Sometimes when I first started learning to do quiet time, I wandered, "What preachers on the radio can be trusted?"  This one can.  He is legit.  My husband and I have listened to him for years and have went to hear him speak.  He is a true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ and gives good sound advice and follows the word.  

Once I started listening and got used to the way he teaches I wanted to hear him every day and I miss it when I can't listen.  If you are having to leave really early in the am and find it hard to have quiet time or time to read your bible, this is a great way to hear Gods word and its only 26 mins long... Most people have to drive at least that much time on the way to work.  Please I encourage you to give it a shot....Or if you don't have data, I have this series on the family on disk, I would be glad to share it with you!  Especially those who are just starting out with small babies. While he is speaking, take notes, you will need them!  

You need to bring them up in the Lord... after all it's the most important thing you will do in this life! I by no way am a perfect parent and I'm learning this all myself, so any help I can get is very much appreciated.   After all, these other things will come to pass, life in eternity with Jesus and our loved ones is what matters most!

I loved loved what he says... these are things we implement in our home as well.  

3 Do's
1. Do what you are told.
2. Do it immediately.
3. Do it with a good attitude!

If you have any questions, or need to speak to someone about becoming a follower of Christ please feel free to email   or to comment about the message or if you need to borrow the disk, leave me a comment below...

Love all you guys!

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