It’s About Love- Not Like
Love is an action word. It is not an emotion, it is something we do or something we live out. Every phase can have things not to like if we choose to focus on them. Babyhood is the constant need or sleep deprivation. Toddlers are always pushing back against the rules. Early teens are struggling with self-image or are moody. Later teens feel as though they know it all. Thankfully we can role model what Christ did for us. He loved us when we were unlovable, ungrateful, and in sin. Thankfully we also have a guide for how to love in 1 Corinthians 13. “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
This is a great verse for us to have up in front of us especially on the hard days. Remember parenting is about communicating and modeling God’s love to our children, not about like.
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