My Life is God’s Gift

friendship-32v“Watching your child suffer rejection from an uninterested or uninvolved parent is heartbreaking.”as Ron Deal author of The Smart Step-Family explains.  At times, I am plagued by relentless guilt.  It is hard to pull the beauty out of these trials because the gifts are often masked by such raw emotion.  Home can become a cold and busy place. We routinely walk through life trying to teach children how to survive in today’s society.                                                    friendship-28a  We all have spiritual gifts. Teaching children to fulfil their spiritual gifts often becomes one of the most difficult tasks parents are expected to instruct their children in. Paul explains,”….. Fathers, do not stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”(Ephesians 6:4). Anger can often disable a child and stunt their spiritual growth. Anger can also bring disobedience and cause strife in the family and church heirocracy.  The church relies on each member to bring their gift …… no matter how big or small.