In Isaiah 54 God instructs us to spread out our tent, to lengthen our cords and strengthen our tent stakes. As school begins, I see multiple Facebook posts from parents having to lengthen the cords as their children grow and enter Kindergarten, start to drive or leave for college. Parents look forward to the empty nest time only to be much surprised by the myriad of emotions they experience.
When Randy and I were first married, we cried out to God that He would use our family as a battle ax in His hand to aggressively advance His Kingdom. Like many others, fell on our face before God asking how to be good parents. Throughout the years I have reminded myself that God loves my kids more than I do, even when that seems impossible to comprehend. He not only loves them, but He perfectly loves them. It was during one of those prayers; I realized Randy, and I don’t own our kids, we are stewards of THE Father.