At MOMStogther this month, we had 2 ladies and one of each of their kids come and talk to us about raising Godly ladies and gentlemen, sharing their top 10 points from Scripture. I want to share what I learned from them, starting with their 10th verse and point.
"The bows of the warrior are broken but those who STUMBLE are armed with strength." 1 Samuel 2:4
If we want to raise Godly children we must admit when we are wrong to them. There is only one perfect parent and that is GOD! If we cannot admit when we are wrong we put ourselves in place of God saying, even silently, that our standard is the standard.
I cannot tell you how hard this is! Anyone who is human knows it is challenging to admit when we are wrong to anyone, especially children. But as Kim said on Friday, The best gift we can give our kids is to not be a perfect mom. This makes them depend on the only perfect God. It shows them that it is OK to fail and then we point them back to God and the cross of Christ when they do. God grows us in our failure. If we never fail, then what is our need for God? Praise the Lord He is gracious and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins so we can go to Him and seek His help when we do fail. We must teach this to our children.
Admit when you are wrong and show your kids how to seek forgiveness not only from God but others as well.