Sunday, June 28, 2009

Authority

"For I want to use the authority the Lord has given to me to strengthen you, not to tear you down."
2 Corinthians 13:10


As parents the Lord has given us authority over our children--to teach, discipline, admonish and train.

"All authority comes from God..." Romans 13:1

There are times that I use my God given authority as a weapon instead of a tool to lead my children to the Father. May we all desire to use our authority, a special God ordained privilege, to strengthen our little ones and not tear them down.

5 comments:

Sarah Dawn said...

Amen! This truly was a reminder and an encouragement for me today. A bit ago, God led me to the same conclusion about holding my little one's shield.

http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2009/05/hold-their-shield.html

I needed the reminder today. A little one is asking me to read, gotta go, and bless his heart.

Besitos (little kisses in Spanish),
Sarah Dawn

Gary and Michelle said...

Wise words - thank you.

Michelle

blessedmomto7 said...

I am SO studying this right now too! I am reading THE STRONG FAMILY by Chuck Swindoll-good stuff, last night I read about just this! YES, sometimes we need a reminder!

simmie flock said...

What a COOL picture!! Awesome viewpoint. Love it. Oh, and what you shared wasn't too shabby, either. :) I just adore the little snippets you share that hold so much value!

Andrea said...

Oh Amen!!! Thank you for the reminder!