Have Vision

 Do your children give you rest?  Is there a vision for the home? 

17″Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

 ~Proverbs 29:17&18

I find it interesting, that God put a verse about parenting next to one about visions and happiness.  Happiness, that comes from keeping the law. 

When we, as parents, have a vision for our home, there is direction and security.  There are also rules of conduct that go with it.  If I had no idea what I wanted my sons to turn out like, I would have a very hard time knowing how to correct them.  As it is, I know that I want them to be gentlemen, who respect others and who work hard.  My vision is that they grow to be real men:  Men who love God and His ways.  Men who pray.  Men, who take care of their families, and love their wives, as Christ loves the Church.

I have found that when there is a lack of joy in my home there is also a lack of discipline, which means a lack of “keeping the law”.  Children feel safe, secure and peaceful, when they know what to expect, and what is expected of them.


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"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass." ~Psalm 37:4 & 5

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"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

- H.D. Thoreau


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