Truths About Parenting

The reality is, that being a parent is a blessing. 

It’s a honor. It’s a promise. It’s a miracle. It’s a journey. It’s a teaching area for adults lives. It’s also a growing opportunity. 

We might be the adults in the equation of parenting but many times we are more childish than our child. As parents we want to install a particular reflection/image in the child’s life but we fail to understand that we (the adult/parent) have been their mirror. Think about that last thought…

As parents we want to install a particular reflection/image in the child’s life but we fail to understand that we (the adult/parent) have been their mirror.

Which brings me to this scripture… 

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” – 1 Peter‬ ‭5:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Quick recap about the scriptures above. 

  • The apostle Peter was speaking about the relationship between the pastors and the church. He is counseling the elders how to lead the younger generation. He exhorts the elderly to lead with humility and warns about being cleared minded! Peter then goes on mentioning to those who accept this responsibility, may it be willing and not for any power. May those who accepted this position lead by example. In other words, be doers of the word and not just sayers. 

Although these verses are speaking toward the pastors, it is also bringing light to parents. Parents are called to pastor their home and be an example to their children. We should be more willing to raise the children we so much desired. We should want to guide them because we care; than by obligations. We should be a clear example for them. We might mess up because we ain’t perfect. However, we should always strive to be better for our children. 

Life has been one crazy roller coaster and not everyone has the chance that others may have. However, everyone does have the chance to make it right or different, for the next generation. 

Our homes are our first ministry. Let’s pastor well what God has already given us. 

Victoria 💛

How has the Holy Spirit guided you in doing what is right in this season ?

What a season we have been in?

For months many have embarked a historical moment in our life, that would one day be in the history books. For months many have felt a great amount of lost, stillness, silence, confusion, wavering faith and hope. For months many have prayed for the hopes of waking up the next day, seeing normalcy at the front door again. For months many have tried to adjust to this global change the best way that they possibly can. For months many have been force to see, hear, bend and extend. For months many have just wished the months away until the day we can all be human again.

We have come to a major conclusion that humans need specific things to be functional on a daily bases. We have taken touch, going to or doing activities, closeness, and interaction with other people for grated. I have never seen so many people desiring to be near each other, the way I have seen it in this season. I also have never seen so many people uniting in fervent prayer, passionate seeking to and for God.

Our world has been on a never ending change since the beginning of 2020. Which brings me to this very important questions that has been tugging at my heart… How has the Holy Spirit guided you in doing what is right in this season ? As a society we have an outline of the definition “right” and “wrong”. However I believe it’s safe to say that the word “right” it’s also an individual belief and act. Whether we chose to make a “right” or “wrong” decision; it’s still a choice we chose to believe and invest in. But how has your “right” been changed or guided by the Holy Spirit?

In this season I have noticed particular patterns to when the Holy Spirit, wants to fix my wrongs to right.

• The right bought no confusion.

• The right bought quick confirmation.

• The right didn’t feel right to my flesh.

• The right caused me to evaluate myself.

• The right lend me more into prayer.

• The right bought peace, even if I didn’t understand.

• The right gave fruit.

• The right helped me grow.

• The right had many people question the decision.

• The right bought order/alignment to my spiritual life, home (marriage/ children), church, family, and work.

The Holy Spirit is always willing to guide us, if we are willing to take guidance. He makes himself present and known. We must open our eyes and ears. He is always moving.

How is the Holy Spirit guiding you ?

How have you noticed his guidance?

Blessings,

Victoria 💛