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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quiet Time: High Expectations

High Expectations

Now he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed." – Genesis 5:29

No parent knows how his son or daughter will turn out. We usually begin the journey of parenthood by simply wanting the baby to be born healthy. But it isn’t long before we develop high hopes and expectations (sometimes unfair presuppositions). 

Noah’s dad had high expectations for his first born son. Upon Noah's birth, he declared, “Finally, a man to help give us a break from all the hard work we’ve been doing!” Think about it, Noah wasn’t even a toddler yet and his dad had him working the fields!

It is good to want the best for our kids (Prov. 23:24). It is right for us to mentor them in their walk with the LORD (Prov. 22:6). Just keep it real. 

No parent knows how his kid will turn out, but every parent can turn out for his kid. 

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