Guest post on Chapter 5 of How to Have a HEART for Your Kids – Teach Them the Truth
Rachael Carman shared on How to Have a HEART For Your Kids chapter 4.
I love this chapter. I might even dare to say it was my favorite. I love the story of Hannah and the answer to her prayer for a child. I’ve walked that road, prayed, and waited. I’ve seen both of my boys as miracles straight from God because I have PCOD and dealt with infertility. I’ve always seen my role as being the one to preparing and direct them towards doing something great for God.
It cannot be anything but providence that in just the last two days I have had conversations (and subsequently prayer) with parents who are having a difficult time accepting their children. Both wrestling with God’s plan and purpose for their kids. Both sure that God must be punishing them.
Rachael told us to look around – there are so many things pulling our attention away from our kids, so many things that we value more than them. We need to turn our hearts back towards our children. It is a privilege and an honor to raise these sweet boys that God has entrusted to me.