First, I prayed to be a good parent.
Then chaos erupted.
The enemy attacked me and challenged me to be a good parent in the midst of upheaval. Of course, I failed.
But had I called on the Lord’s strength instead of my own, I could have better handled those two weeks. The battle is not only between my children and me. It’s a spiritual battle over us between good in us and evil.
I am no good in a spiritual battle without God.
I felt beaten, drained and grumpy. I was in my own strength, so instead of praying to be a good parent, I needed to pray to be a praying parent. I needed to realize that each day belongs to the Lord and each battle is His.
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
Share in the comments how you spend time in prayer for your children.