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Discover the Book - Feb. 24, 2011

  • 2011 Feb 24

Character God Blesses in Moms and Dads


Laws of Parenting


The later you stay up, the earlier your child will wake up the next morning.

For a child to become clean, something else must become dirty.

Toys multiply to fill any space available.

The longer it takes you to make a meal, the less your child will like it.

Yours is always the only child who doesn't behave.

If the shoe fits…it's expensive.

The surest way to get something done is to tell a child not to do it.

The gooier the food, the more likely it is to end up on the carpet.

Backing the car out of the driveway causes your child to have to go to the bathroom.

The more challenging the child, the more rewarding it is to be a parent…sometimes.


Now that was funny but this was not.

Hosea 4:6 

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.  "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you …because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children."


Young people are growing up in churches where they are being mostly entertained. Camp directors have told me they cant compete at all with what the churches are doing to attract and hold the kids. But the tragic result is Biblical illiteracy and spiritual starvation. They are excited and bright and spiritually unprepared for knowing what they believe, what God has revealed in His Word, and how to appropriate that truth into their lives.

Today we look at what we need to be as parents. Or what kind of character does God want in us to be His communicators of truth to our precious children? May I share these areas God looks at:



The person who is prepared to put his personal life and personal affairs in the Master's hands for His management and direction has found the place of rest in fresh energy to please others.


ATTITUDE: I WILL PRAISE INSTEAD OF POUT-  I Thessalonians 5:18 "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Instead of finding fault with life and always asking "Why?" I am willing to accept every circumstance of life in an attitude of gratitude.  


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