Parenting with Scripture – Worry

I love reminding my kids that we never outgrow God’s Word.  What better way to help them understand that than by our children seeing us apply Scripture to our own lives.   Here’s a recent example from my life.  My 7-year-old son and I have a chance each week to enjoy some time together while my daughter is at her piano lesson.  It was a beautiful spring day, so we decided to take a stroll through the piano teacher’s neighborhood.  We chatted as we walked hand-in-hand…what mommy doesn’t love that?!   As I listened to him jabber away, my mind was distracted by worries.  I knew what I needed to do and realized that to include him in on it would be a great teachable moment.  I shared with him how I was quite nervous about an upcoming radio interview for Parenting with Scripture.  We talked about 1 Peter 5:7 and how one way we can “cast our anxiety on Him” is to pray.  As we continued to walk, my sweet little guy and I prayed over that interview as I gave those worries to my heavenly Father.

Though the details are different in each of our lives, the general principle remains the same.  Be on the lookout for using yourself as a teachable moment!

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.   Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7


Thursday 17 May, 2012  |  Copyright ©2012, Kara Durbin read more>>

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