An essential practice of Christ-like living is the exercise of self-control. As Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 16:24-25). Self-control requires making short term sacrifices in order to achieve something greater. An op-ed in the New York Times, shared a study that demonstrated that those who exhibited the most self-control "went on to have higher SAT scores than the ones who couldn’t wait. In later years they were thinner, earned more advanced degrees, used less cocaine, and coped better with stress."
In my last post I began to look at the creation story to see if we can find the fatherly attributes of our unchanging, eternal Creator. Genesis 1:27 says, "God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them." It was them creating us; the first Parents, the three in one God, making the first children. Here are some of the qualities of a good parent I see demonstrated by God at creation.
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I'm Christina Dronen, a writer, wife, and mom passionate about following Jesus in the way I parent. My posts focus on pursuing Christ and letting Christ live through me in my parenting.