"your heart is not right before God." Acts 8:21
My greatest joy in parenting is seeing my children receive the gospel with gladness, repent of their sins and become right with God.
Proverbs says that a rebellious child is a grief to his/her mother. I have found this to be my greatest sorrow in parenting.
We have two "toughies" in our home.
At times their lying, stealing, deception, etc draws me into a pit of despair.
I often cry out for their salvation.
Last night was different.
As I was praying for these two "toughies," the Lord revealed to me that I had it all wrong.
I was praying for their salvation so that my life might become a little easier. Surely if they were born again they would begin telling the truth. Be kind and respectful. Which means I would spend less time throughout the day disciplining.
A selfish reason indeed.
These two children do not need salvation for the sake of making mama's day easier, these two children need salvation so that they will be right with God!
I had it all wrong.
The Lord set me straight.