Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Establishing the journey of Parenting

Ross Campbell, M.D once wrote "... the pathway of parenting, from birth to adolescence, is like a trail that begins in a sun-bathed clearing and twists into an ever more tangled forest, with many unanticipated "crossroads" where difficult decisions must be made. No child is the same; no choice is the same."  I think that all too often we as parents failed to recognize that "tangled forests" can not be avoided or ignored. I believe it is safe to say that the parent of today's driven society is having a difficult time keeping the child on course mainly because they have no idea where they are going.  It is important to prayerfully take the time to chart your child's life course. That journey will involve some serious soul searching on the parent's part to truly seek out God's will for their child's life.  Mapquest won't help but God's word will!  It is full of red and green lights; slow signs, stop signs, and yield signs. It provides a great map of life for your child.  To raise a child to be truly well balanced, Christ-centered, and able to maintain a Biblical worldview will take a greater commitment to the study and application of God's word by you!  If God can move mountains, he can untangle the forest that is ahead. As this new school year begins, find the promises of God that you can stand on and start charting your child's life course.  "For the promise is unto you, and to your children" Acts 2:39

1 comment:

  1. My dear friend,

    As always wise words for the weary soul. May God give you the ability to point the Way in this new venue, as you have so faithfully done in all the others you have used. Thank you for this and all that will follow.