As For Me and My House; Disciplining in a Blended Family

Joshua 24 15

You might be asking yourselves, “How do you discipline your children and stepchildren when the other household has different rules, and allows the children to do things that are contrary to what God’s Word is telling us?” It can feel disheartening and discouraging at times, even exhausting. You may even wonder if the “good fight” is worth it. You take it to God and He reminds you to claim:

Joshua 24:15″ But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

We must remember to keep our focus on what the Lord wants for our household and not constantly worrying and try to change the other household. We can only control what happens in our household. We must remember to cast our cares on to the Lord.

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

Prayer:  God, we come before you and we are claiming “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Please guide us in our parenting. You Lord, are the supreme parent. Bless us with the knowledge of how to parent these children that you have blessed us with. Use us as your vessels Lord. Please put a hedge of protection around our children and clothe them with your veil of mercy and grace. Please guide and provide for our children, whom you love more then we can fathom. Thank you God. We surrender them to you Lord, in Jesus’ name. 

Author: Tanya Phillips


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