Psalm 103:13 ~ As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
What a power-packed verse that teaches us how to parent with the heart and attitude of God! Our perfect Father in heaven is compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. We will never be as loving, as patient, as compassionate as Almighty God, but by trusting Him to work in and through us, we can most assuredly be compassionate parents.
You can find a never-ending supply of parenting books at your local bookstore, library or at Amazon, all of which have pages loaded with good advice. I don't discourage anyone from studying to become a better parent! I simply encourage my fellow homeschool moms to filter everything they read through God's Word. Then, and only then, are we able to know what His good and perfect and pleasing will is for us as parents.
The above verse teaches us that a heart of compassion is God's very nature, His character. We can count on the fact that He is compassionate. And we can ask Him to make us more compassionate as we raise the children He has blessed us with. After all, if we believe our children truly are gifts bestowed upon us by the Lord, and we believe homeschooling to be the call He has placed on our lives as we raise those children (those gifts from Him), then we also ought to believe that He will fill us with compassion if we would but ask for it!
Don't wait for another day to ask God to fill you with compassion; do it now, and prepare to be a more compassionate parent!
Lord bless you as you homeschool for His glory!
Day 260 done :)
Jan L. Burt