"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
~ Mark 10:14 NIV ~
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Mark 10:13-14 NIV)My ONE issue that I choose to carry out with my son is there, spoken very clearly by Jesus himself. Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. If I spend too much time having discussions on what he needs to correct about his physical being, the focus becomes that. That sounds like a hindrance to me. However, if I focus my discussions with my son on how he can come to Jesus every day, the focus is on that and the rest of the issues will fall into place through that.
I like that MUCH better.
PRAY: Lord, so many moments with my kids are spent fighting battles that just don't matter. I hinder them by letting my worries become the focus of our time together. Give me the wisdom to instead focus my efforts on teaching them to come to you. Let me cast aside all my other cares and love them towards you one day at a time. Amen.