Like the farmer who is diligent to sow seed so that there might become crops, parents must wake up each and every day and sow God’s life-giving seed into our children’s hearts. That’s your part. And God’s part is to produce the harvest. It’s up to Him to move your child’s heart. He is the one who brings him or her to a full knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ.
So rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him in faith. Know that He will do His part perfectly and in His timing. God is completely sovereign. He knows all things and is in control of all things, including how and when He will transform your child’s heart. Remember, the timing of the harvest is in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15).
When you find yourself worrying, don’t!
Don’t get impatient if time is passing and your little—or big—one is growing up and has not yet experienced personal faith in Christ.
And don’t compare how God is choosing to work in your child’s life to His plan for other children’s lives. The timing is totally up to God. You cannot “make” salvation happen. You can only do your part in faith. And you can only sow the seed—and pray. Then your heart can rest in faith.
In Raising a Daughter After God’s Own Heart,Elizabeth George provides an engaging and inspirational resource for every mom who wants to lead her daughter to a godly life by example, encouragement, study, and prayer.
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