To my children,
In answer to your question, what do I want from you:
~ I want you to see the needs of others and meet them when you should.
~Sometimes I want help, preferably without asking.
~I want time to have fun with you, not just facilitate it for you.
~I want you to respect and obey us.We really do have your best interest at heart.
~I want to trust you.
~I want you to tell the truth and to admit when you are wrong.
~I want you to cultivate a grateful heart. It will serve you well. It is one of the secrets to a contented life.
~ I want you to value your Christian testimony and the impact it has on others as one of your most precious possessions in life.
~I want you to learn to hear Jesus’ voice, to know His Word, to seek His direction for your decisions, and to obey Him.
~I want you to know and love Jesus more than anything and to do everything you can to draw close to Him.
I love you, no matter what.
To my children,
What is most important is a heart for God and a heart for people.
Pray for wisdom and common sense- own them-. They are priceless.
Most of life is work. Accept it; deal with it. Learn to take pleasure and pride in a job well done. Do not allow yourself to become lazy or complacent in the natural world or in your spiritual life.
Excelsior- ever higher.
Ad astra per aspera- through difficulties to the stars, to excellence.
Make godly character your crown.
Be jealous for your soul.
Be sober, be vigilant for your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1Peter 5:8 NKJV
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Pursue holiness. Let God’s pleasure on your life be your joy.
Keep a humble heart and a teachable spirit.
I love you forever and no matter what. So does Jesus.
***Links to Past Mother’s Day Posts:
The Measure of a Mom: https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/05/08/the-measure-of-a-mom/
Sometimes It’s a God Thing & The Perfect Mother’s day Gift: https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/05/08/sometimes-its-a-god-thing/
For the Prodigal’s Mom: https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/05/08/for-the-prodigals-mom/
2 thoughts on “Letters to My Children”
Rachae,You most definitely have the gift of Encouragement.
Thank you for sharing it with all us!Kathie
Love this, Rachael. Happy Mother’s Day!