Parental Pride 

Like many others I use an app on my tablet and phone called YouVersion which is a great Bible app that includes multiple translations of the Bible as well as loads of daily Bible reading plans.

I have just started a new plan on being a great father and am finding it really helpful. This part of the daily reading for today was Proverbs chapter 17 verse 6. (Proverbs is in the Old Testament part of the BIble and is a series of wisdom sayings).

That verse says this: "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children."

That really struck me. Like many parents I am very proud of my kids and I have often thought about how I can raise children that I will be proud of. I have never thought or indeed heard many people say "children can be proud of their parents." That really hit me, am I a person, man, husband, servant of God, parent that my children can be proud of? That is quite a challenge and I spent a while after reading that verse praying and asking God to help me be that kind of man.

And I am certain God wants to help me with that, because he is a Father I am very proud of.

So if you're a parent think on that for a while and ask God to help you be a parent that is the pride of your children.

God bless