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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22, 2009

encourage, instruct, and lead

“Father, we thank you that though
we are not perfect parents
we have You as a model
and Your Word as our guide
in raising godly children.
Let us give completely of ourselves
on behalf of these precious lives
that You have lent to us
for only a short time.
Grant us wisdom to bring them up
in the reverence and discipline
of the Lord,
to point them to You at all times.
May we model Your lavish love
and gentle discipline,
trying not to control
and yet providing them
with necessary boundaries.
Let us always encourage,
instruct, and lead them
to make their own
wise decisions.”
- James S. Bell Jr.

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