Have You Taken Your Daily Bite?

Lisa Cherry —  December 5, 2011

By Lisa Cherry

Wow, this has been an exciting fall both at the Cherry house and on the Acquire the Fire tour. Phoenix was beautiful this weekend. I will tell you some more about it tomorrow.

Today, I want to invite you to join us for something that will have huge impact for your family. It’s so simple and it will take only a minute or less per day.

Throughout this year the Lord has been impressing on me the value of little things done consistently over time. Perhaps you are like me. Making big sweeping changes in my life seem exciting to dream about...but are often hard to accomplish.

As we experience increasing obstacles in raising the next generation of Christ followers, I truly believe we must make some changes. We must trust the Lord to increase our parenting and grandparenting skills.

Our kids need us like never before to lead them in the ways of the Lord. But how will we adjust our priorities and our behaviors to do it?

Ever hear the old joke...How do you eat and elephant?...One bite at a time! Doug and Josiah have been planting that joke in our family all year long. When Josiah's little four-year-old weaknesses overwhelm him, his Daddy just looks at him and says, “Josiah, how do you eat an elephant?” With a big grin, he responds, “One bite at a time, Daddy!”

I believe that is the same advice our heavenly Father has for us: “Parent, sweet parent, how will you grow your parenting skills?” “One bite, one minute, one day at a time, Daddy,” we can respond.

Which brings me to my holiday invitation to all my Frontline Mom friends: I invite you to subscribe to the new Daily Bites for Parents. I will send you a little “bite” to chew on for the day—a short nugget of wisdom and encouragement about one of the many parenting skills we need to gain as we raise our children in a culture hostile to our faith.

Would you click now and subscribe?  These bites are also available on Facebook and Twitter.  And would you also consider sending this invite to ten of your closest friends?

Tomorrow I am going to update you about my trip to Phoenix. It was truly an earth and heaven-shaking event. God is raising up a standard in this generation....and He is calling to parents to hear His voice. We can do it, team! We can grow our skills and raise up a standard against the onslaught of destruction!