Listen and obey, listen and obey, we will have a happy day if you listen and obey. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have sung that little verse to my kids over the past 13 years. I still sing it sometimes but it's usually met with eye rolling and sighing these days! I have tried very hard to make my parenting style more about relationship than rules. I want the kids to obey me because of our relationship rather than a list of rules I have posted on the fridge. (I've tried the later, it doesn't really work) I want the same to be true of their relationship with God. I am praying that they desire to obey God because they love him! To be honest I'm praying that for myself as well. I'm glad we are starting with obedience-it really seems to be my biggest challenge with Tyson these days.
I mean look what I'm dealing with! ;0) Anybody else find 13 yr old boys to be extremely goofy?
Trying to figure out how to get in you ten prayers a day? Here are some suggestions:
1. Get up early and pray for your son first thing in the morning
2. Pray the prayers one at a time throughout the day. (I'm doing this by setting reminders on my phone)
3. Make the prayers a part of family devotion time.
4. Spend some time in concentrated prayer late at night, around bedtime.
Let us know what is working for you!!! Have a great first day!