Every parent has a never-ending list of tasks and goals for raising your child. There are never enough hours in the day or days in the week to get it all done. At the same time, modern parents are bombarded with distractions - some of which are essential to life while others are empty wastes of time. Because of our busyness and own sin problems, parents all too often feel guilty for not living up to how we know we should lead our children.
In the midst of a parent's hopes and failures, the ultimate goal is to help your child discover the God who made them and loves them beyond anything they can imagine. So in every parenting interaction, we want the love and purpose of Jesus to shine through the immediate situation or challenge. That's the reason that Brian Housman wrote How You Always Meant to Parent: Setting Aside the Distractions of Today to Focus on Your Legacy of Tomorrow.
How do you pursue a lifelong spiritual journey with your children - guiding them through success and failure while keeping their focus on Jesus? It takes intention and work, but the effort is worth it!