Raising children in the way they should go takes more than we have naturally. With a steadfast faith in our heavenly father, we can be an overcomer in every parenting challenge. But only when our relationship with God comes first. We can pour all our time into nurturing our children, but if we don’t have a daily walk with God, our father, we will miss out on what our children need the most. Abraham (father of a multitude) shines a light on how his steadfast faith established God’s blessing on a multitude of generations.
Like most people in the bible, Abraham made mistakes and chose the wrong path in various ways. However, God’s will is greater than our weaknesses. His plan is to redeem us all and we stand on His Word for every situation when we stay connected to Him in conversation, devotion, and surrender.
Points to Discuss:
- How to walk with God in your unique way.
- Living out His promises even when things don’t seem how we want them to be or we might be afraid (Hebrews 11:9-10)
- Strengthen your faith by holding onto His promises (Hebrews 11:17-19)
- Learn and live God’s ways and His thoughts.
- Hebrews 11:9-10: By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Full (Hebrews 11:8-12)
- Hebrews 11:17-19: By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
- Isaiah 55:8-9: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
- Philippians 4:11-12: I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
- Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
All scriptures in NIV
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Share some of the ‘unique’ ways you walk with God.