Monday, November 5, 2012

Not the world's solutions

We run into issues in life that might seem to have some obvious solutions.  But it's not always the "obvious" that God wants us to pursue.  Matter-a-fact with God the solution is never reallly in the "obvious".  There are times in my life where I want to remedy a problem with an obvious solution but God is saying "no, I need you to do this instead".  Remember that God knows us, He created us and He knows how He wants to get things done through us and our children.  Don't be surprised if when your child is having problems in school, the Holy Spirit leads you to buy them a devotional instead of getting them a tutor.  Or if the Lord leads you to pray with them more, instead of working with them more in their problem area.  See most problems in our lives are not answered by working harder, they are answered by seeking guidance from the word of God. 

I have a 4 year old, daughter who stands in need of correction constantly.  As a parent you get so fustrated at times.  However, I also sympathize that she is a little person who gets fustrated too. Children get fustrated because they have so much to learn and they are constantly being corrected.  So I am seeking God, because I want to learn how to correct my little princess without yelling or fustrating her.  The bible says do not provoke your kids to wrath, but it also says not to withold discipline from them.

Ephesians 6:4

New King James Version (NKJV)
4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

As we see with the Isrealites, God does correct and discipline us as His children.  There are consequences for our actions.  Those consequences point us to the love of the father and that is what our consequences need to do for our children. 

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