Friday, March 4, 2011

A Life Marked by Love

Staying consistently inspired in my parenting is a daily journey for me. This quote from Andrew Murray has been one that I've read over and over in my child-raising years. There is no higher goal than to lead a life of love, of my Maker, and of the ones to whom I've been entrusted. I pray that these words will encourage you today!

"Let parents be what they want their children to be... Let parents lead a life marked by love to God and man; this is the atmosphere in which loving children can be trained. Let all dealings with children be in love. Cross words, sharp reproof, impatient answers, all are infectious. Love demands and fears not self sacrifice; time and thoughtful attention and patient perseverance are needed to train our children in the way of truth. When children hear us speak of others, of friends or enemies, let the impression be the love of Christ. In all communication of parents with each other, let mutual esteem and respect, tender consideration and willing forgetfulness prove to the children that love is possible among us. Above all, let us remember that it is the love of God that is the secret of a loving home. It is where parents love the Lord their God with all their heart and strength that human love will be strengthened and sanctified."

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