“Parents must live their lives in practical ways that show a faith that works. Children must see you reading Scripture, praying regularly, and attending church joyfully; but even more, they need to see that these spiritual disciplines make a difference in your life. They must see the fruit of the Spirit in your life. Family devotionals, bedtime rituals, mealtime, holiday celebrations–into the living of life you must weave fun and fellowship in the family circle.
Busyness is not godliness. God is not impressed with your production capacity as much as He is concerned that the product of your home–your children–be chiseled and molded and perfected to the best of your ability. You may tire of this mundane task, but the Lord admonishes you not to grow weary and promises to supply the energy and strength as needed in this all-important task (Isaiah 40:28-31). God’s strength is for what He plans for you to do–not stamina for everything you might want to do!”
~ A Handbook for Minister’s Wives – Dorothy Kelley Patterson ~