Making a Prayerful Decision
This year we’ve been having a few problems with our children’s behavior towards each other.
My husband and I realized this wasn’t completely on them, but fell on us as parents as well. Their behavior reflected on how we treated, acted, and reacted to those around us.
We prayerfully decided to choose two verses for our family to not only memorize, but to truly take to heart.
The Lord wants us to place His words on our hearts and carry them with us–remembering them and understanding them.
Place the Lord’s Words on Your Heart
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.
One Step at a Time
Every morning we recite these two verses together. So far, both of my children have them memorized.
I on the other hand still need to look at them.
I’ll blame old age. 🙂
We will continue reciting them each morning for the remainder of 2017.
Currently there is still much work to be done, but I know as long as the words are there for my children, in time those words will make an impact in their lives.
And in mine.
What verses do you return to again and again when your family is having problems?