From my notes app today…
Maybe a perfectly quiet, calm home isn’t the mark of faithful parenting. (You might laugh, and I may not explicitly say that, but I live it in the stress or overwhelm or worry that rises in my heart sometimes.)
Maybe it’s my heart in the moment, toward my girls. My heart responding to XYZ. My persistent attention to the Trinity. Because these little humans have their own sin natures they are contending with, encountering their strengths and weakness and life all the time.
It’s overwhelming and challenging and new and needs a safe place to exist.
Yes to obedience. Yes to consistency. Yes to wisdom. Yes to discipline. Yes to boundaries.
But maybe at the ground level, faithful parenting is my effort to manifest the voice, heart and reality of God in the face of the internal and external chaos, and beauty, of my girls. (And myself.)
Keeping Jesus in our view. Trusting God is always at work.
(Holy Spirit, you are our great Help.)
Today is John’s birthday. Anna wanted to celebrate at Chick-fil-A. I don’t wonder why. ;)