This blog is centered around raising our children in the Lord. We have a mission field right in our own homes. Children being born into a Christian family doesn't secure their salvation. Perfect parenting doesn't secure their salvation either. Only Jesus secures their salvation. Our responsibility is to lead them to the cross; lead them to the throne of grace. We can't change their hearts and we can't whip them into shape. But we can guide them and love them until there's nothing left and rely on Jesus to keep loving them.
What we can do is love them so deeply it drives them to Jesus; not constantly bash them for making mistakes or being childish, because they will mature as we continue to guide. Guiding them means being intentional about what we're doing and teaching every.single.day. Not just once in a while pulling out the Bible because we feel guilty we haven't in a month. That's a harsh reality to be faced with, but friends, what are we compromising when we don't make Him a priority right in front of our children?
My goal isn't to take the soapbox today, however. Amy has some things to share with you so I'll give her the floor. ;)
The winner of Grace for the Good Girl is commenter #4, Alison. Congrat's Alison!