After thinking about God's love ...and reading about sheep...I decided I don't want to be a 'sheep dog parent'. I want to be a 'shepherd parent'. Instead of baring my teeth, and snapping out orders to my children [to gain an appearance of order], I desire to be like a shepherd. I want my children to follow when they hear my voice, and most importantly, if they learn to follow my voice , it will teach them to follow the Great Shepherd's voice. As mentioned earlier, parents are as imperfect as their own children....so how are they [as sheep] supposed to lead their children well if they aren't following the Great Shepherd? My prayer is that I will hear the Great Shepherd's voice, and always follow Him. It's OK when I fail and apologize to my children, because they know that we are both human and that we both need the constant guidance of The Shepherd. We are in this flock together, and one "sheep" is not more important than another. Through this daily living within the flock, my children will [Lord willing] learn what God's love is. My love isn't perfect, but I need to be constantly leading my children towards the One Who's Love is perfect. So....it's basically not about me . :) :) : ) It's about shepherding.
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