31 Days {In Pursuit} Of Your Child’s Heart- Day 9


Day 9: Asking For Forgiveness

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As a parent, I spent many years laying down the law. Until time passed and life put me in situations where the law just didn’t make sense. It was ineffective. It only showed us the problems that existed. However, it didn’t transform hearts. It simply targeted outward actions and appearances.

I was reminded that “God’s kindness leads us to repentance,” (Romans 2:4).

It was during one of the most difficult parenting stages (thus far) that I learned the importance of unconditional love, kindness, and grace.

In our frustrations, anger, and exhaustion, we can say and do things that wound our children. We can begin with correction and end up crushing their spirits if we’re not careful.

I have learned the power of asking for forgiveness. For things said, for misunderstanding, for misinterpretations, but most of all, for the importance of restoring relationships.

And these kids, more often than not, are so ready to forgive.

Today’s Challenge

Today’s challenge requires for us to sit with God and ask Him to reveal the areas we have intentionally or inadvertantly wounded our children’s hearts. Then asking God for wisdom and guidance, ask your children for forgiveness if needed.

If we’re going to go {In Pursuit} of their hearts, we’ll have to ensure our relationship is in tact first.

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Posted on October 9, 2013, in 3-5 YEAR OLDS, 31 Days {In Pursuit} Of Your Child's Heart, MOTHERING ON PURPOSE, PARENTING, TEENS. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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