Grace for Parenting and All of Life's Callings

By: Brad Rogers

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Parenting can be a daunting task to say the least.  Every time one of our children has a birthday, Rachel and I look at each other and say, “Well, we did it, we kept her (or him) alive another year.”  If you are a follower Christ, sometimes parenting can feel like an added burden.  You can feel the pressure of the call to grow and nurture your child in the admonition of the Lord.  You want your child to follow Jesus, and yet, you don’t want to control them either (at least not in your good moments).  You know you have responsibilities to help them know Jesus, but you can feel like you can’t even help them tie their shoe, eat all their food (or eat the right food), get them to bed on time, or engage them in a decent conversation much less point them to Jesus in all of life. This is where we must remember grace.  Specifically, we need to be aware of God’s empowering and equipping grace.  Parents, I invite you to watch this to 2-minute video from Paul Tripp for some encouragement regarding the grace that enables us to fulfill our role as parents faithfully.  While this video is particularly geared toward parents, the grace spoken of in the video is the same grace God grants all Christ-followers in each and every God-given calling we have. 

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