I’ve been pondering this thought lately. If God’s kindness leads us to repentance, then why do I think it’s going to be my yelling and nagging that leads my children to repentance?
This week, I will be more kind and loving when I speak to them – firm, when necessary, but kind. Even when I’m tired or hungry. Even when they are ignoring me or disobeying me or fussing with each other over something stupid. Even when they are being unkind.
I want my interactions with my children to be marked with this loving kindness, the same sort of kindness and goodness God shows to me.