Sunday, January 09, 2005
managing key to effective parenting
I was talking with a friend tonight and we were talking about managing. We were talking in regards to parenting and God started speaking to my heart as w ewere sharing things with each other. Throughout the week I expect certain things from my children and have not realized that I need to be leading them by example. If I ask my kids to clean their room while my house is a mess, I am not teaching them good principles. If I am not willing to do the same task that I am expecting then I had better not say anything at all. I then started to realize that 1 Timothy talks about how a man must manage his own family 'well'....not only manage but do it well. I am beginning to realize that it was strategic that God asked a man to manage his family first. It sets the stage for him to bring his children underneath his management. If a person can get to the place where they can manage their family, then they can teach their children to honor them with 'propper respect' God is so wonderful and I thank him for his goodness.