Heaven knows, there are enough times when our relationship with our kids is less than ideal. That can make teaching them biblical truth, to put it mildly, a challenge. But, there are also times when, by God’s grace, your kids clearly show a sincere desire to learn from you how to live life wisely. When that four-lane bridge to your child’s heart opens up, TAKE IT. Put EVERYTHING else aside and seize the day—don’t hesitate. Put Proverbs 1:4-5 into practice: “to give ... knowledge and discretion to the youth—Let the wise hear and increase in learning” (ESV). Sooner or later, those four-lane highways will turn into overgrown two-tracks in the woods. So, carpe diem (or, “seize the day”)! It applies to parenting, too.
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