When we were young-er raising our children, one of the most useful resources I purchased was the book, Proverbs for Parenting. This volume effectively groups the various proverbs into headings that are useful for study, for instruction of the children, and for help in sorting out fights, etc. Now, I know your kids never fight, and neither do mine - well, I guess they do sometimes - but if they did (or when they do!), it’s always helpful to have a ready reference in dealing with the issues in a Scriptural manner.
Parenting from a Biblical perspective is much different than parenting from the seat of your pants. God says, "My ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts." (paraphrase) [Isaiah 55:9]
Jesus said that the least is truly the greatest, and the leader is to be the servant of all.
The way up is down…on our knees. And the way down (destruction) is through lifting ourselves up (a haughty spirit).
Worldly philosophies and ideals cannot raise godly children. If we are to change this world for Christ, we must do it through His Word, His Spirit, and His power. It can be no other way.
My hats are off to those of you struggling with little runny noses, soggy Pampers, and endless loads of laundry. I’ve been there. I know how hard it is. You have chosen to sacrifice yourself, your time, your freedom, your energy, and your life to pour out into vessels of moldable clay. As you do your duty as unto the Lord, He will fill your cup, lighten your step, and give that sweet peace of knowing that you are not throwing your energy to the wind – you are sowing foreternity. Inasmuch as you follow God and do things His Way, you can be assured of His blessings.