Nurturing Great Kids, Day 11

Today’s reading is from James 1:5.

The Giver

How comforting to know that God does not base his giving of wisdom on our perfection. He assures us that if we need wisdom, he will be faithful to give it to us. In fact, he emphasizes it will be provided with great generosity.

This helps us make a shift from not knowing what to do with an issue our child is experiencing to knowing that God wants us to bring him our issues. He created us so he knows exactly the piece of advice we need. As we seek him in prayer, we will find peace and a sense of direction. There may be times when you seek God and don’t feel anything, but don’t give up. God will be faithful.

Just as you want to meet the needs of your children, God wants to meet your needs and exceed your expectations! Focus in on an area you need wisdom and pursue it like you would air if you were drowning. Your relentless seeking and asking will result in his relentless guidance and direction.

Parenting Principle

Where there is a will there is a way.

Points to Ponder

What is an area you lack wisdom because you have failed to ask God?

Are you quick to want an answer or quick to give up asking?

How have you taught your children to seek God for wisdom?

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.


Bible Gateway

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