Theme for December: God’s character
There are many places in scripture where the Lord of the Universe is called our helper. The word helper used to sound subservient to me.
When Tom and I were newly married we decided to wallpaper the kitchen. I had the role of gopher and would bristle at his instructions. He suggested we switch jobs. “Go ahead and measure and hang the paper.” He wisely chose a section behind the refrigerator for me to hang my work.
The too short paper was hung, upside down, with a huge crease running down the middle. OOPS, precision work-not my bag. I was fired and resumed my role as assistant to the Master Hanger.
The God, our support, our helper is the one we call on to pull us up out of the miry clay. Being a helper is honorable.
Parenting Tip: Be your children’s helper and give your kids opportunities to be yours.
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.