Deuteronomy 6 starts out, not with how we teach our children, but how we teach ourselves. And even after the famous part about teaching children constantly, parents are commanded not to forget what God has done.
It’s an encouraging thought to me right now that parenting is first about my walk with God. Am I the only one who feels like I need lots of work before I can work on being a mom?
I don’t think that it’s possible to separate my responsibility as a mom from my responsibility as a Christian. (I can’t neglect my children and pretend I’m just focusing on my own walk with God). But I do believe that it’s not a stretch to say that my responsibility as a mom somehow is easier when I focus first on loving God with all my heart, soul, and mind. When God’s Word’s are in my heart, I am better strengthened to make the practical decisions that compose my day. Since this month I’ve been focusing on thankfulness, I want to take some time to thank God for what he’s doing in my life
God helped me on my recent vacation to do better at keeping a walk with God while I was out of my normal routine. I’m praying for the same thing this week, since we’ve got family at our house for the rest of this week.