A Message From James

This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger for the anger of men does not achieve the righteousness of God. ~ James 1:19-20

Somehow I've gotten the reverse ingrained as relates to parenting my kids. I am slow to hear, quick to speak, quick to anger.

And I wonder why the righteousness of God doesn't seem to be prevailing over our household.

Oh, that I would see my girls, not just as these small people in my charge to train and discipline and lead into adulthood…that I would see them as people, period. People made in the image of God. That I would respect their thoughts, hear their case, respond to them with love and honor.

And be slow to anger.

Amen.

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8 thoughts on “A Message From James

  1. Christy says:

    We’re doing the Grace Based Parenting study on Wednesday nights at our house with about 15 other parents. Your thoughts are reminiscent of the thoughts we talked about this week. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for sharing that book on your blog a while back. It took me a while to get around to reading it, but it has been a huge blessing.

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  2. Megan says:

    @B – I need to hear them over and over and over
    @Christy – Glad you are enjoying that book!
    @Stefany – So thankful for grace in our parenting. For sure.

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  3. Jennifer says:

    I very much so needed to see this tonight. Had a bad day. with anger. lots. I agree complete with what you wrote also.

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  4. Sara says:

    I’m here from SheyB. I can so relate to your thoughts above. Thanks for the encouragement to see them as the Lord does.

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