Parenting by Design - December 29

God's Design

Rom. 12:6: Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly (NASU).

As Christians, we should spend our lives discovering and using our spiritual gifts, and the same is true of our kids. This pursuit is essential if we are to accomplish God's purpose for us, because we can't do anything for Him without the gifts He gave us. With those gifts, however, we can accomplish a lot!

Isn't it encouraging that God equips us specifically to do the things He has called us to do? That is the beauty of spiritual gifts—they enable us to minister as God intended. Of course, the reverse is also true—when we try to do anything other than what God has enabled us to do, we fall outside His design for us and we are destined to fall short.

Help your kids uncover their God-given gifts, cultivate them and help them put them to work, for the glory of the Lord.