Parenting by Design - Feb. 1

Share your blessings

Mark 5:18-19:  As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you" (NIV).

After Jesus drove the demons out of this man, the man wanted to travel with Him. Maybe he was embarrassed to stay in the area after being the subject of ridicule and shame for so long. Instead, Jesus told him to stay and proclaim what God had done for him. The man obeyed and as he declared this miracle to the people of the area, they were amazed. His message? Jesus touched me and I am no longer the same.

Do your kids see a changed life in you? The best way to point them to Jesus is to gratefully share what He has done for you as you actively seek a close relationship with Him.

Magnify God's blessings by letting them overflow into the lives of others.

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