If you are a momma (or daddy), you want to read this book!
No doubt, the greatest calling on my life is being the mother to a quiver full of arrows. I love everything about being a mommy. However, I stress about much of the responsibility that goes along with it. I'm constantly praying and searching scripture to satisfy the doubt in my mind. I love to pick the brains of other moms, especially those that have kids older than mine. Of course I stalk many bloggers that also have a bunch of kids and ultimately, I LOVE good books on raising Godly children. So when I came across this book recently, I knew I had to share it.
My prayer is that Shawn and I would equip our kids to love God and love people. I want them to desire to know the LORD intimately and then to be the happiest when they are serving others. That's a pretty tall order and although, all things are possible with God, I'd be a fool to think He doesn't expect me and their daddy to be in charge of laying out the road map for that to happen. Well, here is some wisdom I found in One Million Arrows.
"We can no longer afford to stand by, watching them (our kids) succumb to the devastating lies of the devil and the world, but instead we must be ready to give them what their hearts are deeply longing for: an authentic relationship with their Creator, living out the purpose He created them for in the big picture. I believe our kids are not looking for the easy road; they're looking for the eternal road."
"We want them to follow Jesus, living their lives how He would want them to if He were with them, using their individual personalities, gifts, and talents. We want them to participate with Him in what He's doing now and what He wants to do through them."
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