Tract - Grace-Filled Parenting
Excerpted from Paul David Tripp's book Parenting, “Grace-Filled Parenting” explains that through his grace, God promises to give us everything we need for our calling as parents.
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There is nothing more important to consistent, faithful, patient, loving, and effective parenting than to understand what God has given you in the grace of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Understanding God’s grace will change you, and as it changes you, it will change the way you relate to and parent your children.
God doesn’t call people to be parents because they are able. If you read your Bible carefully, you will understand that God doesn’t call able people to do important things. Abraham wasn’t able. Moses wasn’t able. David wasn’t able. The disciples weren’t able, and the story goes on.
The reason for this is that there are no able people out there. They just don’t exist. And they surely don’t exist as parents. God did not create human beings to be independently able; he designed us to be dependent. It’s not a sign of personal weakness or failure of character to feel unable as a parent. None of us has the natural storehouse of wisdom, strength, patience, mercy, and perseverance that every parent needs in order to do his or her job well.