One of the dangers of writing or teaching on parenting is that sometimes is is easy to give the impression that I’ve got my life in control. Now the truth is, most of what I share is a huge challenge for me. That’s why I’m sharing it! The truth of God’s Word is often simple. Putting it into practice is the tough part.
But someday I want to look back and say, “See what God did? See what He taught me all those years? See how His grace was evident in my weakness and frailty?”
And years down the road I’d like to be able to point my children to the Bible and say, “This is the secret of a life well-lived. Here is where you’ll find what you need.” I want them to believe me.
This is why the challenge of actually obeying the Bible is the biggest one. It’s not enough to tell our children about God’s Word. We have to live it before they will believe us. And may God give us all the humility to beg him for mercy and grace to be the parents He wants us to be.