As a parent, your part is to pray for your kids and teach them what the Bible says about how to live, set up guidelines for them to follow, determine what the consequences will be if they disobey, and follow through with those consequences when necessary. God's part is to work with your children's hearts and help them change their inward attitudes. The children's part is to choose what they are going to do. Parents get out of balance when they try to manage all three parts of this process themselves.
What do you suppose our Lord is trying to tell us on this Mother's Day? I think He is reminding us all that 'if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away, and all becomes new'(2 Corinthians 5:17). The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Good News of hope for any and all on this special day.
As our children grow up, we need to parent them as God parents us. I have seen many parents who unconsciously drove their kids away from home because they were over protective, fond of cursing, over-reacting or acting as though they own their kids. So it is always almost an attitudinal problem on both parties. Understand that your child is a gift of trust from God.
When a gift is given to a man (the recipient) by God (giver), man becomes the custodian of that gift. It's not God's responsibility to maintain the status of the gift. When the gift or blessing is not nurtured, cherished and/or directed rightly and given the right environment to thrive, it has a tendency of losing its intended purpose and could become a curse to its recipient.
I have personally never hated my mom or dad, although I have not been happy with all the decisions or actions they take concerning me, as I later realised that these were in my interest. I believe there are also many of you who have not been entirely happy.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Rick Rigsby, Jerry J. Panou, David O. Oyedepo, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Martin Luther King Jr., David Ibiyeomie, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Victoria Osteen,