MATTHEW 8:23-27 Jesus calms a storm
after the disciples wake Him
because they are afraid.
SAY THIS: Who do you need? I need Jesus.
As you bathe your child, play a game where you give a scenario and your child tells you what is needed in that scenario. Example: You want to build a block tower. What do you need? (blocks) You are hungry. What do you need? (food) You're walking outside and it starts raining. What do you need? (umbrella) You need someone to be your friend forever. Who do you need? (Jesus)
"You are everything I need."
Psalm 119:57, NIrV
BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
WHAT PARENTING TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE
By Chajay Wise
Something clicked here recently. One of our children dealt with bullying. Although, it was painful for me to not be there for her physically, I had the privilege of walking alongside her (step- by-step) teaching her how to advocate for herself. It wasn’t easy by any means, but through teaching her, I was learning myself.
Now I am becoming . . .
A mother who willingly ventures into the hard places . . . understanding that it is in those places, we are formed.
A mother who cares for her children and empowers them to care for themselves.
A mother who strives for excellence and supports the journey of struggle and mistakes along the way.
Through parenting, I have become more intentional about how I live my life and the example I set for my children. This has changed the direction, pace, and purpose for me. Not because I wanted to be someone else to them, but because I wanted to be the best me for them . . .