I do not know what lies ahead of them on a given day, but God does. At the ages of nine and seven, the situations they face may seem minor, but each small choice can lead to a larger one. Whether it’s selecting a friend to play with, following direction from their teacher, struggling on a test, or displaying a cheerful attitude, they will decide how to respond.
If they learn to choose wisely now, it increases the chance that they will do so in the future. Disciplining themselves to listen for that quiet voice of their conscience and the inward tugging of the Holy Spirit can become a habit that will stand them in good stead in the years to come.
I am not there to offer guidance in each decision, but God is. It is part of my job as a parent to give them the Biblical foundation for discerning right and wrong – and to pray, with them and for them, to have the perception to choose wisely.
What is something that you pray for your children?
This post is linked to Make Your Home Sing Monday.