Tuesday, November 9, 2010

lets show our kids God

So goes the family, so goes the nation.  It is the one structure that our nation and our faith hinges on.  When our families crumble, our lives crumble.  It is the backbone of all we are.


Look at the children around us.  Is there a difference in the kids raised in a stable, God-fearing environment compared to the child raised in chaos?  Does it make a difference to teach our kids about God or can we leave them to learn on their own?  I assert that it takes a community of strong family and faith to see that a person is ready to live a successful life.

 

Proverbs 22:6
NASB

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

 

The first institution was marriage and family.  That is why Jesus so often talked about it and God gives us so much to think about relationships.  How can we turn the 10 commandments into commitments for our kids?

 

take kids to church & make it a great experience, talk through why you honor God in simple terms, set a rule of honoring mom no matter what and deal swift with disrespect, live your faith in front of your kids, don't be fake, teach your kids to honor those in authority because what you honor most often your kids will honor, admit yours wrongs and make changes the kids can see

 

It is time to stop letting the world remake our families and us.  God made us, and He has a plan for our lives and for our relationships.  His plans work!

 

Our families are under attack today.  The traditional family and marriage are not held with the esteem they once were.  Relationships have become disposable rather than life-long commitments.  Satan is seeking make families fail!

 

Deuteronomy 6:5-8 NLT

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


HOW DO WE GAIN OUR KID'S HONOR (from Adrian Rogers)

  • ·      love them (like God does)
  • ·      lift them (encourage & make our homes safe places)
  • ·      limit them (those you love, you discipline & protect)
  • ·      lead them  (you can't go where you are not headed)
  • ·      laugh with them (enjoy life and start now)

 

We are God's kids, and what I want us to think about it this: what picture do we give our kids of God?  Do they see an accurate picture or example of the character and love of God in the way we live?  They ought too and they need to.  Let's make a difference in our kid's lives by getting closer to God.

 

John 1:12
NLT

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Very true. We are the role model and can raise them like you said. I want the kids that I work with, and any children I have eventually to grow up in a godly, loving home like the one you describe. Want to love them and have them know that they are loved and safe here.

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