Divorce is not a Dirty Word

Week Five Day Three

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. . .If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness...Proverbs20:11,20

In the devotional book, Making His Heart Glad, by Marie Chapian, she writes a dialogue with God, first her prayer, then God's answer. Here is one that will touch you: "I daydream my life away. The life I lead in my imagination is far better than the one I lead in reality. I didn't think there was anything wrong with that. I'm not a bad person. I don't get into trouble and I'm a Christian. But sometimes I daydream about ugly things; I imagine horrible events and I scare myself. People talk to me and I tune out. Things go on around me that I'm not even aware of. My mind wanders when I try to read or concentrate, and the only thing that captures my attention is the television set. Help me, Lord, I'm out of control."

"When you came to Me, My child, I opened the gates of heaven to you. You shucked the leathery shell of your old sinful nature in exchange for a new nature in Me. By My Spirit your new nature can be sharp and clear-sighted because My perfect love casts out old lifeless habits. My Spirit doesn't meander aimlessly without a certain purpose for you. That is why you can take charge of your thoughts. Take them captive. Be disciplined. Escape the empty pit where dreaming goes sour like old milk and mind-wandering turns crude and evil, and you become discontent with your life. Set your mind on things above. Why do you live as if you still belong to the mind on things above. And keep it there and love will keep you."

See, it is not just children who daydream, adults do the same thing. Daydreaming is a sure sign of irresponsible behavior. Instead of daydreaming, we need to be setting goals for our future, and helping our children work on the same thing.

Choose today to spend some time with your children, encouraging them to set goals not daydreams. Discuss with them the importance of letting our actions speak louder than words.

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