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Parent for Greater Things

From the moment our child is born, as parents, we see the next step.

We gloriously watch and cheer on our babies as in a blink of an eye they grow and develop into more of who they are created to be.

When they make mistakes, we look beyond the moment to all that they can be and remind them of who they are.

The times they get lost in all that they “can’t”, we encourages them that they in fact, can.

Parents, we get to be that one who looks past our child in their humanity, and see all that they can be through faith. We get to parent our children into the greater things of the Lord. This is our legacy and theirs as well.

Let us for a moment stop and reflect on all that God could be doing in our children. Let us pause, rest, and release them to the purposes that He has for them. Most importantly, let us ask God for strength and courage to lead our kids to the promised land.

Let us remind our children of their kingdom purpose and destiny by teaching them these verses so that they not only have them planted in their head, but they live them out through their heart. The verses below are all components and keys to the greater things God has for our children. Let us teach our children to anchor in these truths as God reveals to them daily of who He is and who He has called them to be.

Matthew 28:19 - “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

Matthew 5:41- “And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”

Joshua 1:9- “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:6 - “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

Isaiah 52:12- For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”

2 Corinthians 3:18- “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Esther 4:14 - “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

John 20:21- “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

Matthew 10:16- “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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