I love You I Choose You I'm Pleased With YouWords matter. Repeated words matter even more so make them count. Wondering what words should be on repeat? These are a few we’ve found helpful along the way in our journey of parenting.

I love you. I choose you. I’m pleased with you.

Here’s why they’re powerful.

Because God says similar things to His children.

He loves His children. Have you ever noticed that his love isn’t dependent on performance? It doesn’t waiver based on the day or year. It’s described as “unfailing” (Is. 54:10), and it’s based in His character (1 Jn. 4:8).

He chooses his children. Unfortunately, that statement causes more arguments than awe. That’s our problem, not God’s. He doesn’t choose people because they’re impressive, but because He’s impressive (Deut. 7:7).

He is pleased with his children. God makes it clear what pleases him: fearing Him and hoping in His love (Ps. 147:11). He does not leave us guessing.

Do our children think that we love them because of who they are or because of who God is?

Do our children think that we love them because of who they are or because of who God is?

Do our children know that we choose them because we want to, even if they are not more impressive than others?

Do our children know how we are pleased with them? And do we only point to things of true worth?

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Keep your eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)