There’s a sandwich shop where my husband and I eat lunch probably twice a week. I parked my car and walked up to the counter, where the owner and helper were grinning. They had the order all ready and just asked, “To stay or to go?”
Our sandwich order is very predictable, and easy to know. Our children are not as predictable, but well worth getting to know. As parents we work at developing Godly character and pray for discernment to understand what our children are thinking and intending. For God, our hearts and thoughts are readily available. His only question is “To stay or to go?” “Will you stay with Me or go your own way?”
King David encouraged his son to stay with God. "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.” (I Chronicles 28:9)
How are you encouraging your children to serve God with a whole heart and willing mind?
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