Making Mistakes with our Children….
I think a good parent will worry on occasion whether or not they are doing right by their children. Whether it be their education. Training them in life skills. Allowing them to begin making decisions on their own. Letting them grow up and give them more responsibilities.
I have been having some battles here. It is obvious by the two protected posts that I haven’t been doing well lately. I’m not sharing what is over there so don’t ask.
Two of my older children have Christmas parties with their respective Sunday school classes the junior and senior teens.
My daughter comes to me and tells me she needs $2 for her party. Now this doesn’t bother me but I all ready knew that my daughter had a considerable stash….:-). I of course looked at her and just said okay. But I did have to ask what happened to the rest of her money.
Our church recently had a “Free Day Away” service. This service was for the benefit of Pastor Donald Ball of Tabernacle Baptist Church Lebanon, MO. Pastor Ball and his church have the largest outreach ministry to the U.S. Military. The first day recruits get a free day away from the base they are bussed into Tabernacle if they so choose and spend the day at this church. The church cooks meals for 400 soldiers every Sunday. They bought a bowling alley to use for an activity for the troops. They also have a church service. On these days they will have at least half or more of the troops that will come forward to accept the Lord. They minister and disciple these young men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Pastor Ball was presenting his ministry which our church all ready supports.
Our daughter gave to the regular church offering of our church. Then for the special missions offering she parted with the rest of her money….$40. She could have gone to the book store or bought the chocolate that she loves but she felt the need to give to the missions offering.
My son who was 10 at the time did the same thing. He had earned some pocket money. Enough to go to Stuff Mart and buy himself a toy if he wanted. We were also having revival that week. The second night into the revival my son said he was going to give his money to the evangelist and he wanted to purchase a copy of one of the sermons the evangelist had preached. Out of curiosity I asked him why….He said he needed a copy of that sermon…..God knew he had been having issues in that area of his life. In case it popped up again….He figured having that on hand to pull out and listen to would be a good thing.
Depending on what your view of doing right by your children would be…….God used this to show me that my kids are okay and I am doing the right thing. It is apparent as to what is important in their heart.
Maybe things aren’t as bad as I thought……..I love my kids.