It’s not just because Lee is gone, because I noticed before he left, that all three children need some attention in the obedience category. This is something I’m praying that the Lord will help me work on in the next few weeks and months.
Now, some parents believe if I were a perfect parent and 100% consistent, my children would be 100% obedient. We know better that this. It is not unreasonable to suggest that parents who work on obedience faithfully will have children who are noticeably more obedient than children whose parents don’t care. At the same time, children have souls and wills and a robust sin nature that make obedience a continually needed lesson.
Sometimes if I have unrealistic expectations, I get discouraged. I really once thought that I could turn the page on obedience lessons if I were a good parent. As I learn that obedience is a lesson we learn throughout our lives, I am strengthened not to grow weary in well doing.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Gal 6:9