God’s Gift

One of the most important ideas in Christian parenting is the unmistakable certainty your child is God’s gift to you. This attitude is well supported in scripture. Your child is fortunate if you really believe this and act it out in your relationship with him.

The ability to procreate is a blessing from God. Genesis 1:28 says concerning Adam and Eve,” God blessed them and said to them, ” Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Your ability to have a child is a blessing from God. It is not an accident but within the plan of God for human happiness and carrying out his purposes. Look into the face of you child and say this to yourself, “This  child is God’s gift to me.

The Hebrew culture considered children a special blessing of God. Psalm 127:4-5 reads, “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver if full of them.” On the other hand, childless couples in that Hebrew culture saw themselves as lacking one of life’s greatest blessings. Out of this rich heritage we, as Christians, should approach the experience of parenting with a special sense of gratitude, awe and wonder.

One of the most important insights you will ever have about your child is that he is a gift from God to you. This belief, this attitude is basic to all you attempt to do for your child. God made your child and placed him in your care for a little while. Now the questions remains for you to answer: what am I going to do with this priceless gift?

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