Sometimes, as a mother, I wonder if I did the right thing with my children. I see some of the things they are doing now as adults and I think I might have gone wrong somewhere and worry about it. One daughter has decided she is not a christian but she is spiritual. "What exactly does that mean?" I asked her. Well, it means she believes in a higher being but she is not sure exactly what. That bothers me. Here is a bright young woman with a lovely husband and a lovely baby that God has given her and she "is not sure" about His existence. She knows there is something.
She also tells me she is lonely where she lives since she is the new one there and it is hard to get to know people. She tells me of other problems too and I keep telling her that if she found a good church and had a pastor and a church family to rely on, her life would be so much simpler.
My other daughter has a problem with drugs and alcohol. She is trying to change and I am grateful for that but she too needs to find a church to get involved in.
We were not perfect as parents. I think we could have done differently but we did pray with them and for them. We took them to church so they could hear of God's unending love but they did not like the restrictions put upon them by the christian faith so chose to stray away from it.
I am often reminded of how David loved Solomon. He wanted Solomon to know about God's ways.He wanted his son to succeed and the only way he could do that was by following God. (1Kings 2:3) 3And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
We tried hard to instill that in our children's lives but now that they are adults, all we can do is pray they will remember what we taught them and turn to God before it is too late. I worry but I still feel God is in charge and I just lay it at his feet.