For some reason unknown to me I woke up today at 5 am. So instead of wrestling with going back to sleep I thought I'd get some bible time in. While reading 2 Timothy I came across this verse that spoke so clearly to me as instruction on parenting, although Paul is writing to Timothy about teaching the gospel. I thought I'd share:
2 Timothy 4:2 "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction."
I find great comfort when reading the scriptures how I can relate it to my every day life and make it applicable. This verse is a reminder to me to continue to teach my daughter and give her a spiritual foundation and to be as instrumental as I can in helping her to learn the word and not ceasing to learn it myself. As a parent this is my responsibility as it is also vital to correct, discipline and instruct her but with patience which can be challenge with little people :) if you know what I mean. But, just as God has been patient with me as I learn and try to obey his instruction I must be willing to give that same compassion and grace to my daughter in all her seasons the easy and difficult ones.
Well, I'm starting my day blessed by this time spent reading the scriptures and I pray that all of you have a beautiful day and that God shows himself to you in only the way he can!