When I Refuse to Own My Own Stuff, Children Suffer! Marriage Meditation #15

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Wisdom From The World

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.” – Kahil Gibran

“No matter how far we come, our parents are always with us.” – Brad Meltzer

Wisdom From The Word

“Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master. “ – Ephesians 6:4 The Message

“God, slow to get angry and huge in loyal love, forgiving iniquity and rebellion and sin; still never whitewashing sin. But extending the fallout of parents’ sin to children into the third, even the fourth generation. “ – Numbers 14:18 The Message

Keep Me Real Lord!

Thank you Lord for the children/grandchildren in my life. Help me to remember that my choices, my attitudes and my lack of self-awareness and growth is imprinting their subconscious minds. Help me to be constantly focused on you and how you love so that I can love the little ones in my life in a way that encourages them to become the person you designed them to be. Make me aware of the consequences when I walk away from personal growth.

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