Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it
If we point our children in the direction of the cross, when they grow up, they will not be lost. Parents, we have a part to play in this principle!
We must prioritize our children and practice Godly balance in our homes. They are gifts, not inconveniences. No matter what life throws their way, our children need to live with the assurance that we will be there for them.
We must encourage our children and celebrate the uniqueness God placed in each of them. We must help them identify their strengths, develop their abilities, and work through their shortcomings. Remind them that, in God’s hands, they are masterpieces-in-the-making!
We must value our children equally – no playing favorites. God has a plan for each young life in our homes. Our own natural aversions or appreciation towards certain traits should never taint our attitudes or actions towards these impressionable ones.
We must nurture our children. In the same way, we ascertain that they eat healthy foods, get plenty of exercise and sleep, we must nurture their growth in the Lord. Feed them a steady diet of His Word. Teach them to exercise their faith. Surround them with the security of His love.
How we train today will determine how they live tomorrow.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May our Heavenly Father equip you with every tool to train up your children in His ways. Be led by Him as you lead them into all truth.
Today's Bible Reading:
2 Kings 6:1-7:20
Psalms & Proverbs