Raising children in today’s world is not easy. Every year our kids face difficult temptations and greater challenges than ever. As moms, we are not perfect parents. And we are not their only influence, though right now, it may seem that way. Some parents may feel like rubber bands during this threatening situation, stretched so tight they’re about to break.
But God’s presence goes with every mom and parent who seeks to honor Him in raising their children. He has given them the assignment of teaching children how to reverently fear and respect God, honoring the values in the Bible, His Word and precious love letter to us. Then they–and we–can choose to trust the God who created us all, as we ask for wisdom and affirm our desires to Him for our children’s well being. Here are ten affirmations for raising children.
A Mother’s Creed: Ten Affirmations for Raising Children
Rebecca Barlow Jordan
I will worry less about my children and trust God more.
I will commit them into the Lord’s care.
I will love my children unconditionally, and let them know I do.
I will believe in them constantly, and encourage them often.
I will nurture my children in the truth of God’s Word.
I will pray for them daily.
I will teach them responsibility for their own actions.
I will try to be an example of godliness and beauty, but I will be unafraid to let them see my faults.
I will give them generous doses of laughter, interspersed with fun.
I will release them when they are grown, but they will always be my own.
Only with God’s help can we do that!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV).
My Personal Prayer for You
As moms and parents we so need Your help in raising children the way that will honor You. When we’re tired, You are our strength. You give us wisdom when we have none of our own. And You’re always there, just when we need You the most. Bless every mom and parent who is raising children through this extremely difficult time, Lord. Hold our hands; hold our hearts; and teach us how to depend more on You every day. Show us how to build character and reflect Jesus to our kids so they can know and love You more. May every challenge that we face only draw us closer to You and Your purpose for our lives.
*If you missed my recent posts, you might also enjoy these prayers: A Prayer for Mothers and Grandmothers to Bless and Honor You, and A Prayer for Parents, Grandparents, and Their Children in Difficult Times.
Happy Mother’s Day!
A special Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms (and grandmoms)! You are precious and so loved!
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