Just been thinking, that if I were to raise my own kids in the future, I would like to raise them in and out of Grace.
— I would like to teach them how uniquely wonderful they are and they should never doubt their uniqueness.
— I would like them to be free to choose, free to express themselves, free to ask, free to enjoy, free to follow their hearts, free to imagine, free to develop their talents, free to explore and free to even make mistakes.
— I would like to be their biggest fans in whatever that they love doing, I would like them to feel appreciated for who they are and let God lead in developing their gifts of grace.
— I would like them to know possibilities instead of rules, creativity that has no boundaries, and love that has no conditions.
— I would like them have a childhood that would never expire, their childlikeness will remain with them no matter how old they get.
— I would like them have as much adventures as possible and experience such joy and satisfaction in Jesus that they will know nothing in this world can be compared to Him as their treasure and Savior.
— I would like them to know God personally as their Father and Creator who will love them irregardless of their grades or performance, knowing they will always be His precious children.
— I would like them to know they will always be princess and prince in my eyes, of the Most High, and deserve to be treated so.
— I would like them to know Christ is their identity and defender, so even when they get bullied, they will know that if God is for them, who can ever prevail against them and they will always be loved unwaveringly even when they experience rejection and disappointment.
— As a parent, we cannot prevent our kids from experiencing pain but we can entrust them to Jesus who is no stranger to sorrow and can always be there for them anytime anywhere.
We can be examples of God’s unconditional love to our kids, in turn they will know how to love themselves and others, most importantly they get to experience a maternal love in the likeness of the Father’s love for us. That is the best kind of love we can give to them.