We recommend reading this book first if you have not already.
We recommend this book for further reading.
God has graciously brought back to us the knowledge of the Father and the Son, which is referred to as the Divine Pattern; and is showing us what is agape love (which is completely emptied of all self-seeking) versus eros love (which is always self-seeking).
According to the Divine Pattern, I, as the parent, determine in what manner the blessings from my heavenly Father is bestowed onto my children. That does not place me in a position of power, but rather in a place where I need a divine character, so that I can portray the characteristics of Jesus Christ to my children.
Let us tap from the blessing structure built into the relationship between our heavenly Father and His Son: thankfulness and praise to the great Giver which unlocks the streams of blessings from heaven.