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The wonderful world of parenting. The never ending are they gonna grow up to be successful, smart, get married and have a family? Did I do it right? Did I give them everything they needed? What if I had done this different? Am I a good parent?!? If you’re like me these are questions that run through your mind daily, often at night after I have the kids tucked into bed and finally trying to rest after a super busy day.
We all want what’s best for our kids now and when they are away from home when we can’t dictate their every move. Sometimes I know I spend too much time saying do this, do that, don’t do this instead of enjoying the time, the messes the chaos.
There is no right or wrong way to parent. There is no magic book that gives you all the answers. The thing is YOU ARE AN AWESOME PARENT! God chose you and he knows what he’s doing! It’s time we stop comparing ourselves to other parents, stop comparing our kids to other kids and just love and enjoy the time we have with them. It goes fast in the blink of an eye.
I received this book called Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas. It has really been an eye opener, one that has me thinking. And starting to change the way I do things, not for anyone else but for me and my kids.
Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent.
Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you.
With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.
There are 52 devotions included in this book. Each devotion starts with scripture, includes a story, a prayer and ends with a few questions for reflection. This book is perfect for parents with kids of all ages and all stages of life. It is not meant to tell you what to do just how to make sure that your parenting is focused around God.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 4
How has parenting changed you? If you are looking for a great devotional you can do alone or maybe with your significant other I highly suggest Devotions for Sacred Parenting. You can purchase it at the link below.Post may contain affiliate links. Please read disclosure policy for more info.