Starla Jimenez is sharing on Unmasking the Mess today. Some interesting things about Starla, she is a homeschooling mom living in Mexico, but she was born in the States. She blogs at starlajimenez.com. I enjoy Starla’s honest and authentic posts and her Facebook feed is always packed with great encouraging graphics, videos and posts. She’s a bold Christian woman leading others on their faith journey!
My floors are dusty. We moved to Mexico last year and are just settling into our home. It’s not finished. No counters and cabinets. And no flooring yet, just raw uneven concrete.
The concrete flooring is causing a major problem with dust in the house. We cannot walk barefoot in the house. I can dust everything one day and the very next day everything has a thin layer of dust coating.
The house is a work in progress. Just like us – parents.
Parenting isn’t easy. It’s a beautiful thing, but it is not easy.
Some days my heart overflows with all the love and cuddles of my littles. And yet, on other days, I’m grasping the bathroom sink, looking into the mirror thinking I have no clue what I’m doing.
So I dove deep into God’s word to find these 5 Bible Verses for the Christian Parent to help encourage us through the ups and downs of parenting.
5 Bible Verses for the Christian Parent
Psalms 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Children are a blessing, reward and a heritage!! Wow, what a great perspective and responsibility from God. Our little ones are a reward from God!
This is our goal, right? That our kids would be fierce women and men of God when they get older. The number one responsibility we have as Christian parents is to point them to the heart of God.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Always remember, God started a good work in you and your kids – He will finish the work He started. No one has failed. Every new day offers new grace and mercy. Your kids don’t need to see you perfect, but they do need to see you surrendered to God.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
You can do this! Repeat after me, You can do this! You are the perfect parent for your kids. You need them and they need you. God has given you everything you need to raise your kids and raise them well. Seeking God every day for guidance is a must!
Psalm 5:3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Invite Jesus into your day – every day. Before your day gets started – pray over your day, your children, your husband and yourself. Invite God to guide your heart, feelings and thoughts. Submitting to God’s will and allowing His love to shower you as your parent each and everyday.
One last final tidbit of encouragement…Rejoice! Let the joy of the Lord always overshadow your home as your raise mighty warriors for Him. Rejoice in the fact that God has amazing plans for your children! Rejoice in the knowledge that you are not alone in this parenting thing – God is for you and is always with you.
Bio: Starla Jimenez is a grateful wife and mom of two kiddos that she homeschools. They live in the beautiful country of Mexico. You’ll usually find her with a cup of coffee in her hand, but Jesus before coffee is her motto. She loves color, old doors, and nature walks. She loves to encourage women and give big hugs! You can find her over on her blog starlajimenez.com and on social media Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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