As a fifteen-year missionary overseas, I have had a front-row seat to many storylines where God has used children to accomplish his purpose. As a mother of nine, I know that doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s through intentional parenting our children catch a vision for how God can use them. Invite children into the ‘sufferings of Christ. It’s our instinctive nature to put a protective shield around our children. But to cultivate empathy, our children need to see how much love can cost us. Love cost Christ everything and he invites us into that lifestyle, knowing we cannot out-give him. The more we pour out on his behalf, the more he will fill us up. This can be best understood practically when we ask our children to not give their leftovers to God (broken toys, outgrown … Continue reading It’s Through Intentional Parenting Our Children Catch a Vision For How God Can Use Them.
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