There is one particular story stays with me. It is most memorable because it is so unbelievable.
My husband was away on a business trip in Texas. Our son and I were home in Pennsylvania. My normal daily routine consisted of getting myself ready for work and then waking up our son. This winter day was no different. After running upstairs to awaken our son, something disappointing happened. His pants were very wet. At first there was complete silence, and then he breathlessly cried out, “Mommy, daddy peed in my pants…..” He was so sincere, and all I wanted to do was laugh.
Now I know this story is very absurd, but how do we know when we are being told the truth. Do you know how to discern the truth from your child? They might see things from a different angle than you do, but the truth should always be sought after. Jesus pointed us toward the truth into freedom, not freedom from the truth. That truth is revealed through remaining in His word.
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. (Ephesians 4:14)
You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
Do you know how to discern the truth from your child? You can ask God for wisdom and discernment in raising your children.