We all have different ideas of what love from our children should look like. But for me, I brought my children up to be all God has called them to be. To live their life in the fullest.
I have come to understand God’s desire for his children. He wants us to come to Him on our own, not from coaxing or insisting that we visit him. He does not insist on us living in His presence, but His desire is His that we, his children ask Him for advice. He wants us to follow his rules because they want to be near Him and enjoy his love for them.
- I know now, Love is letting go, even though I desire a relationship with them.
- Love is allowing them to make mistakes, but inviting them back in my arms when they make mistakes.
- Love is being within their reach if they need me, but standing back when they are making their own way.
A parent’s love is or should be as God loves is for His children.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!