Today’s Truth

Daily Truth: Parenting with Choices

Discipline is something that can be difficult to implement in the home. There are many different thoughts and strategies when it comes to discipline. Many parents seek out help in books, Studies, TV shows, and people they know to guide them on this journey called parenting. Sometimes that advice can be helpful in raising children who know and love the Lord, but when the advice is not rooted in Christ, it will fail. If you follow the words of the Bible and others who have a relationship with the Lord, then you will see your children become the people God has created them to be.

In order to train our children up with godliness, we must teach them how to obey (Ephesians 6:1). This is pleasing to God when we train them to obey. That means we make sure they are held accountable for their actions so they understand the difference between right and wrong. Ephesians goes on to say in verse 4 to not exasperate your children. Do not provoke them to anger. This can be tough when they are being disobedient or disrespectful, but if you are showing self-control and respect when you are disciplining them, then they will learn that attribute. Finally, always remember to give grace when they need it. Sometimes children are harder on themselves than they need to be, so make sure that you work through situations with them and offer grace to show them that we all make mistakes. It is what we do next that matters.

Children are such a beautiful gift from the Lord. Look to Him to help you with parenting. God disciplines His children (us), and He is a good Father, so He will be able to show you how to discipline as well.