There are many terms that describe a good parent.
Some obvious terms like “relational” certainly describes a good parent. The term “godly” encompasses all the attributes of the fruit of the Spirit— making it, without question, a term that helps define a good parent.
Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open
One term that describes a good parent, that is greatly under appreciated, is the term “alert.”
In today’s postmodern and digital age, being alert may be the term we underestimate most. There are just so many things for which today’s parents and kids are being bombarded with today! It is hard to stay alert to them all!
Omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience are all impossible for us mortal parents. Being alert will give our Heavenly Parent room to better put His divine attributes to work through us.
Picture provided Danny Barron
Conversation Starter: Are you an alert parent? If so, how are you intentionally alert to the vices of today’s culture?