Monday, March 2, 2009

Would you please just obey me!?

Oh, I am listening to SUCH an encouraging talk about establishing authority in the heart of my children. Ted Tripp gives an amazing explanation on Ephesians 6:1-3.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2"Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."[a] 4Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

There is so much packed in this hour! It has been great to hear where I can improve and where I really need to focus (as the kids get older, these reminders are so helpful!!). One question he answered in this talk is what it means for a child to have things "go well with" him. That is something I have always stumped over. It is not that life will go smoothly and you will have no troubles, right? So what does it mean and how can I explain it to my kids when they ask? OH MY did he answer that question well. You have got to hear it for yourself!!

If you want the entire series at your fingertips, go here. Oh, and I have found that the quality is best if you press the "download audio" button. The other option of just hitting the play button is pretty scratchy (on my computer, anyway).

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