What does your child need today? Ideas may come to mind, based on recent conversation or observation. But God knows, and He wants to use you as His vessel.
Your child may be asleep in the crib, at daycare, at school, sitting next to you or many miles away, or with the sitter while you work. He or she may be an infant, a teenager, a young adult or 40+. Your last words may have been sweet, ugly, corrective, resulted in laughter – or in tears.
But today … How does God want to use you in his or her life?
A warm smile or a long hug.. a stream of silent prayer on their behalf.. a gesture of humility.. a sweet treat.. a love note.. an act of service.. a phone call, voicemail, email or text expressing love, encouragement, admiration or gratitude.. focused time.. a favorite meal..
Ask Him. Lord, you know my child’s heart. Please show me.
Pause a moment or ponder for a while. He will answer. What we give our child is our response to God, to what we think his leading is. He wants to grow our conversation with him, as he grows our relationship with our child.
“… remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20.35)