Deny the Child Anything but This Right
"Parents, remember that your home is a training school, in which your children are to be prepared for the home above. Deny them anything rather than the education that they should receive in their earliest years. Allow no word of pettishness. Teach your child to be kind and patient. Teach them to be thoughtful of others. Thus you are preparing them for a higher ministry in religious things. Manuscript 102, 103.
The home should be a preparatory school, where children and youth may be fitted to do service for the Master, preparatory to joining the higher school in the kingdom of God. Manuscript 7, 1899."
God's plan for our children is bigger and better than our hopes and dreams for them. And just like our parents, God's plan for our lives ended up being bigger than we or our parents could've imagined or hoped for. Of course there were hard times and hard lessons that needed to be learned, but as you look back and ponder on your life, would you have it any other way? We meet people, go through certain experiences for a reason and for a season.
Unfortunately, we don't choose to be born, which family we're raised in or who are parents are. But despite what may seem like an unfair hand, use those hardships to your advantage to overcome. No one asks to be hurt and you have to be taught to hurt others, but if you overcome your obstacles with God by your side, you'll realize that you'll have a royal flush and win this game of life. So give your children a head start and prepare them to be over comers, teach them that with Christ they can over come the world just like Christ did before them, us and everyone before them.
This world is covered in darkness, but with Christ His light still shines through and we can still be witnesses and bearers of His light along with our children. Teach them to overcome evil with good and darkness with light; let them experience the hardships, the hard lessons even though it may hurt you and them for a moment, it is something we all have to go through. Never stop growing/maturing and never allow your children to stop growing/maturing as well. This life is too short to be spent selfishly, use your talents to further God's love and kingdom and teach your children to do likewise.
With God in the center of the marriage, the home, divine peace will fill your hearts, your minds and keep you from harm.
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name,He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."-John 14:26-27
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,"-Nahum 1:7
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."-Psalm 32:8