Beautiful homes are not built from the roof down or from the outside in. Neither are lives. Leaving a legacy…being left a legacy begins in infancy.
The heart is the source of life. The heartwork of parenting is truly hardwork! Make it a goal to identify attitudes and not be distracted by actions. Heart work is also eternal work and worthy of focused, faithful effort.
Proverbs 24:3,4 tells us a home is built with wisdom, established with understanding and furnished with knowledge. The lives of our children require the same building plan. The greatest goal of our parenting effort is to prepare our children for their work of building their hearts into temples of the Holy Spirit.
God does not have grandchildren. Just as David provided his son, Solomon, with the building plan and resources for the Temple, we must parent to provide our children with knowledge of God’s design and precious, durable materials for building their lives.
What knowledge or discipline will you impart to your children today to help them build their spiritual house?
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