as we parent, there are many things we want to hold tight to and not let go of when it comes to raising our kids. It’s easy to get caught up in caring for our children by always helping and holding on, but sometimes what our kids need is a chance to try and fail and feel some freedom. What are the things that are safe to let go? What are the thing you shouldn’t let go of as a parent? Here are 48 ideas for “letting go” and 12 things you should never let go. I put these together as a resource for our Heart of Mom Gathering events and want to share them with you here as well.
“I wait for The Lord, my soul does wait, and in His Word do I hope. My soul waits for The Lord more than the watchmen for the morning; indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning” Psalm 130:5-6.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1
“Make me know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are The God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day”Psalm 25:4-5.
“ For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me; they pierced my hands and my feet ” (Psalm 22:16).
Eight hundred years before the cruel and brutal Assyrians and Romans began to sentence men to the historical crucifixion where metal nails would be driven into a man’s hands and feet to impale him to a Cross until he had cried out his exhaustive scream of pain and anguish, David prophesied the death of our Shepherd in graphic detail.
“The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me ” (Psalm 16:5 & 6) .
Being a native Texan, I can laugh at the jest about our Texas tendency to dream excessively!
In a similar satirical manner, Dr. Seuss tells a story about “Yertle the Turtle” who wanted to see and own the world by stacking up all the turtles in his happy little pond so he could stand on their backs and see the world that he believed he had the right to rule. With very little care for the pain he was causing the turtles upon which he made his stand, “Yertle the Turtle” demanded that all turtles climb upon each others’ backs to give his self-made throne a world-wide view of all he believed he had dominion over. That is until a turtle named “Mack”, at the bottom of the stack, burped which caused the entire stack to come tumbling down and plummeted Yertle the Turtle to the floor of the muddy pond below.
John13:15 – “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.”
From today’s scripture, how does THE Shepherd inspire you to shepherd your flock?
“You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever ” (Psalm 16:11).
Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication
“The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one ” (Psalm 14:2 & 3) .
The Heart of A Mom is a free online resource destination created to encourage and inspire Moms of all ages as they pursue the most important role in their life—being a Mom. Created by Dr. Joe White, President of Kanakuk Ministries, Heart of A Mom hosts dozens of Gathering events across the United States each year, welcoming women from all walks of life to an event created especially to thank Moms for all they do.