Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Train Them Up.........
OH boy, the Lord has a sense of humor....or does he?
Have you been at the place where you just are tired of going through the same ole trials, and you finally say 'OK LORD.....what is I need to learn to STOP this cycle?
I am so there with my oldest right now. I feel like he just does not get it. Why is it I have to remind him 50 times to take out the trash, do is school work OR quit picking on his brother, or STOP with the attitudes?
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
I found myself today sitting on his bed today trying to get through to him why he seems to always be in trouble? I think for me the biggest issue is respect. I explained again that what is in your heart WILL come out and sometimes it does not even matter if you have spoken, but it can be all over your countenance.
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts I explained to him, it was my job as a parent to teach him in the ways of the Lord and it is like unto being under an umbrella...we all have an umbrella of authority in our lives.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
We also talked about the tongue and how wicked it truly is and how much it can get us in trouble when we don't let the Holy Spirit lead. Austen has done studies on the tongue this past year but we needed to go back over some of those verses.
I guess for me, I can take parenting very personally.....it breaks my heart to see him walk away from the truth. But here is where I also get into trouble. I must remember it is my JOB as a parent to teach him, and lead him in the right direction. That my friend takes TIME and sometimes we moms are just to busy to stop to teach and we just get aggravated and dish out the discipline. These dear children of ours need to KNOW the Fear of the Lord and the only way they are going to be taught is through our instruction, guiding them back to the Cross. Yes, there is forgiveness..but there is always a penalty for our sin.
I did get through it, and it was a good reminder that I need to stop to teach and instruct instead of just dishing out the discipline.