Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 14, 2013

Trust God With Your Heritage

Family in autumn“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

The small clown fish with the defective fin was the sole heir of a single clown fish named Marlin.  He lived in a sea anemone, had lost his wife and all but the little survivor whom he named Nemo. As one could guess, Nemo was overprotected because a big, ugly, voracious enemy had destroyed his entire clan in a matter of seconds.  This situation was negative for both father and son. The father didn’t relax about anything related to his offspring, always fearing for the worst. The son felt his dad did not trust him to be intelligent and capable of handling things.

One day, Nemo got upset when his father embarrassed him in front of his friends.  He disobeyed him ultimately placing himself, his friends, and his dad in danger.  Nemo even ended up separated from his dad for a long time. Somehow, his dad found supernatural strength to go to the ends of the earth to find his son and the two were reunited.

How is your relationship with your children? Do you trust God for their upbringing? Are you allowing them to discover who they are as you teach them about God’s love for them? Or are you a Marlin, who struggles to let go and let God? Remember: we are God’s workmanship and our children belong to Him, just as we do. So, choose today to trust God and to let Him lift the burdens that may be suffocating you.

“Father, we are not deserving of anything, but You so often entrust us with much. Our children are an inheritance from You. Please help us to train them in the way they should go – the path that leads to a life of blessing and eternal life with You.”

 

For His Glory

 Luska Suzano
TRBC Coffee Break

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