Posted By Jacque on January 22, 2009
I moved my BibleGateway Scripture widget up on my sidebar, and it has blessed me.
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” (Philippians 2:14-16)
May the LORD keep us in His tender mercies and care as we walk in the path He has chosen for us. May we be found faithful, and may we stand for His truth and not our own or that of the world’s.
May you be blessed today, my friend. Keep training your children for the LORD. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. You stand on His WORD and teach it to your children. Do not hold back. Do not go in another direction. Do not stand still. Go forward for Him in your home school and teach your children His WORDS.
Expect them to learn it; keep them in Him. Teach them the value and preciousness of the Holy Bible and do not let down. Expect them to learn with you in your home. Do not expect or leave it up to someone else to teach them Scripture. You do it. Show them how important it is in your own life.
Teach them from a young age how to keep your home with you and to love it. Smile and include them in everything about the home. Give them a good view of work and a love for learning all new things, especially through hard, diligent work. Teach them to stick to a task until the end and not quit or give up.
Walk with them and talk with them as they grow older about God and His first place in their lives. Never give up and never give in. When other people and other things come in to take the time away from Him and from your family, guard it like your life depends on it, because it does.
Teach them to be modest, to be pure, and to always prove it out in God’s Holy WORD. Teach them to not listen to people, but rather, to listen to the Spirit and know the heart and character of God. Teach them to stand up for what is true and just. Teach them to lean on God and not to just go with the crowd.
Do not teach them to fear, but that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Train them up in the wisdom of the LORD so that they can recognize sin and run from it. Teach them to not be afraid to stand, but to not be afraid to run, and the difference between the two.
Pray for them. Pray for them when they wake up and when they go to sleep. Watch them, hear them, and know their weaknesses and pray for them to have strength. Teach them to pray aloud when they have fears and pray aloud for them when they need healing. Show them the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer and lead them as they follow the LORD.
Pray for their future spouses and their parents. Pray for their marriages and peace in their homes and for their children, your grandchildren. Pray for your own children’s parents to be good parents and to train them up in the LORD and the bent the LORD has given them.
Love their Daddy. Pray for him as he works in this world. Pray that he will seek the LORD and be their biggest cheerleader and best discipler. Lead by example love and respect for him. Pray that he will be used of God to keep their hearts to Him.
Speak blessings upon your children and not cursings. Guard your mouth and their hearts. Watch and keep them close when they are little. And when they grow up, watch and keep them close as you let them grow up.
As I said before, may we be found faithful. There are many out there who would like to steal our joy, our hearts and our very lives. The deceivers are everywhere, and we must know how to test them and be discerning. We must teach our children. We must take every opportunity NOW.
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