Nurturing Great Kids, Day 14

Today’s reading is drawn from 1 Peter 2:9.

You Are Special

With six plus billion people on earth, it’s easy to think we might not be very special as individuals. But because of Christ’s love for us, we are exceptional. He makes us unique and important in light of eternity.

Teaching your children their importance in Christ will have a lasting purpose. When their best skills are all they rely on, it won’t be enough. There will always be someone who can run faster, jump higher or get better grades. While it’s important to teach children to strive for their best performance, their reason for significance must rest in Christ alone.

When their human successes fall away, their value will be sure and secure in Christ.

Let this principle guide you as you parent. Then after you’ve passed away, your legacy will live on. Remember, God called you out of darkness into a great light. This light will guide your way, guard your heart and keep the dark roads visible.

Rely on God for all things including your self-worth.

Parenting Principle

We are special to Christ for no special reason except that he created us.

Points to Ponder

When don’t you feel special to Christ?

How do help your children know they are special to Christ?

How has God’s light kept you on track as a parent?

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.

Bible Gateway

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