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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Raising Children Who Love God

This Timeless Tuesday let's focus on the timelessness of raising kids who love God. It's easy to get sidetracked when our kids misbehave or even make life-changing bad decisions. Believe me, I get it. I didn't have perfect kids, nor did they have perfect parents. But we need to remember the goal. Not perfect kids, but godly ones. Imperfect kids who cling to a perfect God. For that matter, imperfect parents who do the same.

Eye on the prize, parents. The prize is God and the eternal life He offers through Jesus. The prize is not perfect kids who make us look good. Keep pointing your children to Him. If you do that, you've done your job, regardless of the mistakes they make. God gave them free will just as sure as He gave it to us. Maybe they'll grow up to love God. Maybe they won't. I pray with everything in me that they do.

But here's the thing. You can trust God with the outcome. God is good all the time, without exception, every single day. You can rest in that today. And just keep loving those kiddos with the great big love of God.



  1. My parenting 'goal' is this quote - It's not a parent's responsibility to have Godly children. It's a parent's responsibility to make sure their children have Godly parents.

    1. That's a fantastic "goal." God will see to the rest. <3