Parenting by Design - July 14

Maturing spiritually

Heb 5:12-14:  "In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil" (NIV).

Carpools.  Homework.  Sports.  Dance class.  Our day is crammed with activities as we strive to meet the demands of parenting.  But sometimes, in all this activity, we lose sight of the most important ingredient for godly parenting - nurturing our relationship with the living God.  Are you growing spiritually or have you let everyday activities crowd out time for God?  The greatest gift we can give our kids is the example of a deep relationship with God and a desire to know His truth.  The "solid food" of spiritual maturity will overflow into our parenting as we gain God's wisdom.

Grow in spiritual maturity by making it a priority to spend time with God.

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