"Mothering is like ditch-digging. As mothers we can do nothing to persuade or convince our children to love God. We can dig the ditches but we can't fill them. We can teach our children about God, pray for them, live the Christian life before them, and expose them to others who love and serve God. But only God can give them Spiritual life. God doesn't need our help, but in His sovereign plan He invites us to take part actively - to colabor with Him as He works in their lives."
Auther: Jean Fleming "A Mother's Heart: A Look at Values, Vision, and Character for the Christian Mother".
No I have not read this book. But upon reading these words it seemed to capture what my heart has been feeling...as we strive to give our children the best, physically and spiritually this is a great reminder to colabor with Him. When I start to worry how my children will make it in this world, I need not worry. Do my part and leave the rest up to God. Enough said.
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And how beautiful to see your child come full circle...read about it here:
A Holy Experience-when-it-comes-time-to-really-die
May you find the blessing today as you are raising your child for Him!