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DAY 8 : ADMONISH

“…we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

- Hebrews 12:7 9, 11  {ESV}

Another one of the non-negotiable needs of a child’s heart is the need to know that they are significant – that they matter in life and that they make a difference. A parent assures them of that significance when they take the time and make the effort to admonish them. Our mid-course correction says to our child, “I love you enough to make sure you grow up to be a good person. That’s one of the ways you’ll make a difference in this world.”

The word admonish literally means to warn, urge or caution. What a great reminder that all of our correction must be done with the best interest of that child’s future in mind. When we graciously admonish our children so that their lives will be significant, we are loving them with grace! Lord, help me to keep you in mind as I guide my child to live a life that matters to you and others.

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Grace Based Parenting

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This is Day 8 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

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Darcy Kimmel

Darcy Kimmel has a heart for encouraging and equipping parents and grandparents to maximize their unique callings in life with the Grace Based Parenting model for relationships. Her greatest joy comes from her own family and relationships. Darcy speaks at marriage and parenting events with her husband Tim. As a writer, Darcy is co-author of several books on parenting, grandparenting and family relationships.

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