Friday, July 1, 2011

Instruction From Dad And Mom

Dear God,

When my DS or DD don't listen to me, I get so angry. I know I should be firmer with them and make them mind me, not ignore me, most especially at home. But sometimes, perhaps out of pure exhaustion from work, or maybe because I am sometimes too tired to get mad, my desire to discipline them melt away.

But what am I teaching them by doing this, I often reflect....? That's the problem. By allowing such leniency, I am giving them the idea that they don't have to abide by the rules. When they are grown, -- which time brings on very fast, -- they might believe that You don't require them to follow Your absolutes.

Lord, please give me the wisdom and strength in my instruction to my DS and DD. Please help me to be firm and consistent when I need to be, yet tender and giving as Your teaching allows. Guide me in how to show love for You and Your laws as well... Amen.

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 1:8

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