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Episode Info: This is episode 181 of Let’s Parent on Purpose. Today I’m going to share with you a little devotion that’s perfect if you’ve got any summer travels coming up. Stick around and learn about the Principle of the Path. If you find this podcast helpful, you can subscribe  and click here to find past topics and free resources. Feel free to share with others, as well! If you would like to help support Let’s Parent on Purpose, you can do so by becoming a patron. I send a weekly email called “Things for Thursday” and it includes things I’ve found helpful related to parenting, marriage, and sometimes just things I find funny! You can sign up for “Things for Thursday” by joining my newsletter on my homepage. Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. If you have a prayer request or if you have a topic suggestion or question, please contact me at my email. Show Highlights The Principle of the Path is simple, but it could have a profound effect on your family’s life. The principle is: Your direction determines your destination. If you’re traveling this summer, a road trip makes for the perfect time to bring this up with your kids. Say something like, “You know one of the great principles of life is just simply, ‘your direction determines your destination.’” You can even play a little game with it. Turn of your phones and try to have someone navigate to your destination. Even if they have the best intentions, you will not get there if the directions are wrong. In the same way, help your kids examine their circle of friends. If you become like the people you spend the most time with, what’s the direction that your friends are heading? Apply the principle to their work in school. If they continue to apply themselves in the direction they are going right now, where will it get them? Where’s the going to get you? And when it comes to your walk with Jesus, the principle matters even more. How do your intentions match up with your pathway? Things that have helped me in the right direction for prayer life are: Getting up at a consistent time in the morning where I can walk through my neighborhood and reflect The PrayerMate app which helped me keep track of my prayers and intentions These things made prayer seem less difficult and more of a joy. Think about it in the terms of the Bible’s word for dealing with sin: repentance. Which is simply a change of heart and a change of direction. Just feeling bad about what you did is not enough. What you need to repent for your sins is a change of direction – from following your own way to following Jesus. Resources Mentioned Things for Thursday and free e-book: Text THINGS to 66866 Book: The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear App: PrayerMate ...
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