Talking about our Kids - God Style

Today when reading the One Year Bible, it struck me that God never talked down about his son or to His son. He affirmed Him and spoke highly of Him at every turn. A beautiful example is in Matthew 3:16-17.

"The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.”

Delight of my life. Wow. You can FEEL the love in just those words alone, but God spoke so much more over Jesus. God spoke where others could hear Him- paying honor to His son, but also He spoke where HIS SON could hear Him- speaking straight to the heart of Jesus. He spoke LIFE at every turn.

Words matter. May we speak them into the lives of our sons and daughters with care, love, and thoughtfulness. May we speak LIFE over them at every turn.

Speak to their hearts.

Honor them among their peers.

Love, love, and then love some more.

Our Father set a beautiful example of how to love our children well. Let's walk it out.

Christie Aitken, 2016
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