What Am I Thankful For??? A Thanksgiving Word for today! #10
Today I want to share one of my favorite passages on parenting, especially on this day #10, which just happens to be the date of my mother’s birthday (and she would have been 99); and how appropriate to honor biblical parenting on this day. I am truly thankful to have been blessed with godly parents–not perfect– but a father and mother who pursued godliness. Thank you, Jesus, for blessing me so!
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.
6 And these words,
which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently
unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them
for a sign upon thine hand,
and they shall be as frontlets
between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them
upon the posts of thy house,
and on thy gates.” Deuteronomy 6:5-9
And if I might make a bit of commentary, God was telling His people that it all started with them–if you don’t love God, you can’t pass it on! If you do love God with your “all”, then pass it on–taking advantage of every ‘teachable moment’ with your children; in conversation, in relaxation, in activities, at bedtime and waking time, decorate your home with godly reminders instead of worldly distractions!
So, in closing, this will be our last “What am I thankful for?” post for now, and I’ll see you in a few days. Blessings on you day and remember what a blessing it is to have godly parents and a real call to “BE” a godly parent!
Amen and Amen!!!