Let God Do the Building

Series: The Cumulative Effect | Week 1: Long-Game Parenting

Read Psalm 127:1-2 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. According to these verses, what are God’s roles?
2. What are our roles?
3. What are we encouraged to not do?

Today’s verses hit on the themes of role and priority. In parenting and mentoring the next generation, it’s easy to get our roles mixed up with God’s. While we need to steward our responsibility and influence, we have to recognize that God is ultimately the One who builds the house. Our children’s salvation isn’t dependent on how good a job we do. It’s dependent on how great Jesus is!

When we acknowledge this, it changes our priorities. We invite God into our homes purposefully. We stop making it our top priority to chase money, travel sports glory, or the best college for our kids. Instead, our primary priority becomes discipling our kids. This means we put more effort into helping them grow into the image and likeness of Jesus than anything else. It means building and practicing family rhythms that invite Him in.

We can’t take too much credit when things go well, and we can’t take on too much blame when things don’t. Let’s steward our influence and let God build our house.

What small daily choices can you make to invite God into your home and let Him do the building? Write down at least two practical things you can do today, and follow through on one of them.

Want some ideas? Check out our parent resources at tpcc.org/parents!

The Cumulative Effect