Raising God’s Fearing Children!
We will not hide them from their children but will declare to the next generation the praises of the LORD and His might and the wonders He has performed.” Psalm 78:4
We live in a world where, generally, parents have little time for their children. Because they no longer spend time collectively, the children replaced their parent’s physical presence with technology. The child can go to the internet to access a movie, game, or picture that may cause damage to their mentality because of not understanding the internet’s negative aspects.
And of course, those who have time can also make some common mistakes in ash and selfish manner to instruct their children on how to be spiritually minded. For example, we Christians come together to pray in church and listen to God’s word preached by the preacher, fast once in a while, as led by the Holy Spirit. The mistake we need to correct is trying to apply this method of worshiping God to teach our children. We should remember that some ways adults learn to worship God can be detrimental if we apply them wrongly to our children.
Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
The way children learn is far different from the adult learning style. Children learn from images, poems, real-life situations, and mistakes. If some children have not fallen into mistakes and errors, they won’t cherish the lesson their parents are teaching them or their spiritual and academic teachers. Therefore, I pray that errors and mistakes will not be the source of lessons for our children in Jesus might name. Amen.
Creativity matters when it comes to helping children become spiritually minded, and remember that children learn best through repetition, so it is important to talk about the Bible every day. One of the most important things you can do for your children is teaching them about God’s Word. Deuteronomy 11:19 says, “Teach them to your children, talking 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.” The way children learn is far different from the adult learning style. Children learn best through repetition, so talking about the Bible every day is important. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he or she should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”
1. Thank you, Lord, for your strength at all times and for helping us to train our children
2. Father, let our days be multiplied on this earth as we teach our children the right way to go in Jesus’ name. Amen.