Bring Your Children to Jesus

It’s summertime. It’s a busy time. We’ll be writing our own stuff. We’ll be sharing great stuff written by others. Max Lucado shared this on his UpWords email devotional last week. Great advice for all parents, but even more so for fathers who sometimes struggle with knowing how or what to pray for.

Lamentations 2:19 says, “Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children.”

“Dads– we can be loyal advocates, stubborn intercessors. We can take our parenting fears to Christ. In fact, if we don’t, we’ll take our fears out on our kids. Fear turns some parents into paranoid prison guards.

On the other hand, fear can also create permissive parents. High on hugs and low on discipline. Permissive parents. Paranoid parents. How can we avoid the extremes? We pray. Prayer is the saucer into which parental fears are poured to cool. When you send them off for the day, do so with a blessing. When you tell them good night, cover them in prayer. Pray that your children have a profound sense of place in this world and a heavenly place in the next.”

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