A Gift


Proverbs 6: 20-23 helps us moms push past the thought of, "I can’t discipline my child, because I don’t want to break his spirit."

Proverbs 6:20–23 (The Message)

Good friend, follow your father’s good advice; don’t wander off from your mother’s teachings. Wrap yourself in them from head to foot; wear them like a scarf around your neck. Wherever you walk, they’ll guide you; whenever you rest, they’ll guard you; when you wake up, they’ll tell you what’s next. For sound advice is a beacon, good teaching is a light, moral discipline is a life path.

This verse is both encouraging and inspiring. Think about it. We moms have the ability to bring a sense of safety to our children, to give direction to their days, to guard and protect them. What more would you want for your children whom you love so dearly? Push past the thought of I can’t discipline my child because I don’t want to break his spirit. You will not break his spirit; you are giving him a guiding beacon for his life path.


Father, thank you for encouraging me as a mom. I pray that I will accept your wisdom and embrace it like a warm blanket on a cold night. God, give me courage to discipline my children in love and fight the fear that my child might not love me. Allow my soul to resonate with your wisdom, so I may give my child the gift of good teaching. Amen

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