Parenting by Design - Sept. 23

Faith and Patience

>Heb 6:11-12:  "We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised" (NIV).

Faith and patience go hand in hand in the life of a believer.  God moves at His pace and we have to trust that He knows what is best for our family.  When we get impatient and try to force our will, we can lose God's path for us and our kids.

That's not to say we should stop moving forward, sit by the side of the path, and just wait for God to move; no, He requires that we keep pursuing His path with diligence.  But ours is an active dependence, constantly moving forward and yet content with wherever God's path leads us.  We must have faith in the direction God is leading us, and patience that He knows just how to proceed.

Following God's path requires faith that He knows where we should go and patience that He knows how to lead us there. 

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