Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LOOKING HEAVENWARD (Parenting by Design devotional)

LOOKING HEAVENWARD (Parenting by Design devotional)
~In parenting our discontent and pride can reveal areas where we get caught up in the "things that are on earth." We can be competitive when we compare our children to other kids. We feel validated when they are the star athlete or an academic whiz, but we get upset when they are overlooked or unmotivated. We find ourselves buying into the value system of other parents.
~How can we set our minds on things above? Start the day by praising God. Ask Him to reveal your motivations. Recognize where you are seeking the approval of others over the approval of God. Seek His wisdom through Bible study and prayer. God provides the resources, but we "set our minds on things above" when we incorporate them into our parenting.
~Make a conscious effort each day to focus on what is eternally important.
Colossians 3:1-2
'Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.'

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