Are you, as a parent, dominated by love or frustration? Leading is born out of love and pushing is born out of frustration. We tell our children that we demand obedience and speak sharply because we love them and only want the best for them. Most likely our children are not buying this explanation. It feels to them as if they are being pushed into doing what mom and dad want.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 addresses this issue.
First, you are to love God with every fiber of your being, with all that you have to offer as a human living and being sustained by the grace of God.
Second, the commands of God are to dominate your inner being because of your profound love for God.
Third, these commands are to be deeply implanted into the lives of your children during every event and opportunity that God brings to you each day.
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