Got My Back!
I’ll admit it, sometimes I just don’t know WHAT to say to my kids? They’ve asked more questions than I can answer or pushed me to the very brink of sanity. In those moments, I gasp: “Lord, help!”
And you know what? He always does.
I have had many of those moments where a particular verse of scripture pops into my head. One that either speaks to what my kids are questioning, OR sometimes to me, about how I might be tempted to answer them. (Those are not the fun ones.)
Now that doesn’t just randomly happen. I was not born with the Bible implanted by chapter and verse in my brain. Those verses have gotten there over time as I study God’s word and work at memorizing different scriptures. And let me tell you, that’s gotten a lot more difficult over the years, but they have been my saving grace more times than I can count.
Do I wish I had more of them tucked away in my mind for quick reference? You’d better believe it! But when I come up against that in parenting my kids, I have an escape hatch. The light bulb goes off over my head, and I say, “Let’s see what the Bible has to say about that!” Instant salvation.
The bonus with this is that it gets my kids digging into God’s word for answers to their questions. They see that our lives should be based on the Truth of the Bible. It gives us something to work on memorizing together. It becomes a file in their brain they can access at a moment’s notice when they’re parenting my grandkids.
And if my grandkids turn out anything like their grandmother, my boys are going to need all the help they can get with that.
- Guest Blogger, Leah Kirk, and the Next Generation Team