Do you ever get discouraged as you try to parent your children in today's world? I know I do. When I look around at all the evil my kids are faced with, I wonder what the world will be like when they have their own children. Sometimes I just want to shut my eyes tightly, stick my fingers in my ears, and scream "la-la-la-la" to shut out the noise of the world.
But I know I can't. And neither can you. So what's a Christian parent to do?
Fight the Enemy. Keep fighting and don't get up. Ever. Pray for your kids. Keep praying and don't quit. Ever.
As we start a new school year, whether we educate our children at home or send them to school, we have to keep fighting this world and its influence on our children. We can't "check out" or take a vacation from parenting even though it is the most difficult job we will EVER have.
The following quote from an old magazine article by Jonathan Lewis jumped off the page at me recently. It gives me new hope to keep fighting the "hollow and deceptive philosophy" of this world, and its unrelenting pursuit to take me and my kids captive. (Colossians 2:8 NIV)
So, Christian parent, keep fighting the Enemy's hold on your children! Dream great dreams for them ~ God-sized dreams. After all, we have the greatest Power on our side; the Creator of the Universe walks with us on this parenting journey. Not just halfway, but ALL the way. And that, friends, is reason enough to keep up the fight!You have within the walls of your home -- sitting at your table, playing on your floor, scampering through your halls -- one of the most powerful weapons of our time: children whom you can train to go out into the world and accomplish great things for God; children who can dream great visions and make them reality; children who can slay the Goliaths of our generation as they echo the words of the youthful David, 'Is there not a cause?'