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KINGDOM PARENTING - "Parenting with Wisdom"

December 12, 2012
By Rev. Rick Calloway

As a parent, we are faced with so many choices that impact the raising of our children and their future. I believe all of us face the pressure as parents to do the right thing for our children.  I ran across something that Dr. Glen Schultz wrote a few years back that provides a great perspective on choosing what is best for our children. His wisdom in choosing not what is good for our children but what is best goes as follows:

  • Seek not what is important, but what is essential.
  • Seek not glamour, but godliness.
  • Seek not a place that gives your children opportunities to socialize; seek first that which gives your children opportunities for servanthood.
  • Seek not to increase their fun; seek to increase their faith.
  • Seek not tools to make them rich; seek first to give them tools to make them righteous.
  • Seek not what makes your kids happy; seek first what makes your kids holy.
  • Seek first the Kingdom of heaven and His righteousness, and then sit back and claim God's promise that every single thing your children need to fulfill God's perfect plan for their lives will be given unto them.

As parents, my wife and I many years ago chose Christian education for our children as something that we believe is God's best for their spiritual and academic development. God has continually blessed this decision in our lives over the years and returned to us so much more in who our children are in Christ than we could have ever imagined. I pray the wisdom from Dr. Schultz will be a blessing to you as you parent your children and make the difficult choices that you make on behalf of your children each day.

Finally, God has once again reminded me these last few weeks through Operation Care of how special the Metrolina community truly is. Our school community teaming up with First Baptist Indian Trail raised $190,000 worth of non-perishable food and baby items that have gone to help needy families throughout Union County. I praise God for how all of you have helped to feed and show the love of Jesus to those less fortunate in our community.