In the opening lines of the story of Samson are two things that will encourage all of us as parents. Judges 13:2-3 relay the following:
“A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth. The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, ‘You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.”
The first thing I found encouraging in the story of Samson’s parents is how Manoah is identified. “A certain man.” Manoah wasn’t identified as a rich man or an influential man. He wasn’t called an intelligent man or a good looking man. Nor was he called a good man or a spiritual man. He was a certain man chosen by God. I am so thankful that the only prerequisite for being a parent Continue reading “Lessons From Samson – A Bad Mom”
There is a prayer that every parent should be praying. There is a heart posture that every parent should have. There is a way to position your family to have God’s Spirit move mightily in your midst. Continue reading “Lessons From Samson:Part 1-The Prayer”
Humility may be one of the most underestimated and underused weapons when it comes to fighting for our children. Humility can give us access to wisdom that is beyond us. It can also deal a blow to the enemy by strengthening our relationship with our children and softening their hearts toward us.
Here are three areas where God has taught me to pursue humility in parenting: Continue reading “Fighting for Our Children-Part 4: Humility”
Find me the book that will tell me how to train my children in a way that is easy and pleasant and I will order it today and pay to have it overnighted. Wouldn’t that be great? Only one problem. That book doesn’t exist. And if you find one, don’t believe its claims. Continue reading “Fighting For Our Children-Part 3: Training”
“Girl, you’re about to get on my nerves-REALLY!” I heard a mom saying this to her daughter in the Walmart parking lot as they were getting into their car. You ever feel like your kids are getting on your nerves? Jacob did. God used his example to work an incredible concept into my life as a parent. We can fight for our children by letting the things that bother us about them become an opportunity to call out in them who God says they are and cooperate with His work in their lives.
Continue reading “Fighting For Our Children-Part 2: When Your Kids Get On Your Nerves”