This is my 'parenting' list of verses. I have to look at this list often because I am always getting off track. (sorry I didn't take the time to list the references)
"Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
~Strive to be in fellowship with my kids and close at heart
"In humility correcting those who are in opposition."
~Be gentle, don't raise my voice and correct in anger
"Let your gentleness be known to all men, the Lord is at hand."
~All men includes my kids ; )
~Try not to be harsh or upset and a great motivation here is: The Lord is coming!
"But at midnight Paul and Silas were praising and singing hymns to God...suddenly there was an earthquake."
~When things go wrong and times get hard -SING. The bound were set free in this story through praise! God will do a 'suddenly' on my behalf too if I choose praise.
Hope this blesses someone today!
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