Parenting by Design - June 22

Daily dependence

Exodus 16:4:  "Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you.  The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.  In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions'" (NIV).

We often long for God to reveal the whole path before us, but He usually gives us only one stepping stone at a time.  During the desert wandering, God set up a system that required the Israelites to trust in His provision on a daily basis.  He knew self-sufficiency would draw them away from Him. 

It can be tough to choose a path of daily dependence on God in our lives and the lives of our children.  We desperately want to plan, orchestrate, and manipulate all the details because it gives us a sense of control.  The illusion of control, however, can tempt us to rely on ourselves instead of God.  Are you tightly holding on to your sense of control or are you depending on God daily for guidance?

Trust your children to God each morning.

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