As parents we are NOT perfect people but yet we demand perfection from our children. We lose our temper, we make mistakes and we have failed countless times.
As bible believing parents – when we face those weak moments in our lives, we are still anchored to God where we find forgiveness, learn to humble ourselves before God and our children …. and get back up and do life together with the help of God.
It’s important that our kids know we love God and that God takes preference over everything in our lives. God has given us the responsibility to teach them about Him. Our children need to see our faith in action. They need to hear our stories of victory and how God miraculously bought us through the difficult years.
Raising kids that love God will be one of the hardest things you would ever do in your life. Why? Because the world they live in opposes everything that the Bible tells them to do. Most parents who raise healthy God-fearing children paid a price and sacrifice their personal dreams.
If we don’t teach our kids about God and about having faith – then the world will certainly be very eager to teach them ungodly standards.
Below is a message I received from my second daughter who is celebrating her 41st birthday today. She’s a wife of a God-fearing man and a mother of two wonderful boys ages 15 and 11 years. I’m so grateful that I am alive today to receive this priceless gift from her on her birthday.
Thank you for creating a home where Jesus and His love for us was taught from a young age.
Thank you doing your best in passing down to me what you learnt and was learning about Jesus.
Your life always reflected what you taught me. Your dedication and commitment to make Jesus happy at any cost didn’t go unnoticed.
Thank you for influencing me from a young age to serve and love Him. Thank you for allowing to unequivocally say that ‘one of my greatest blessings is having a praying mum’.
As a Mom when my girls were little, I prayed with them and for them. I taught them the Word of God while sitting on my bed, in the car, on the playground and everywhere else I had an opportunity to teach them valuable principles.
My girls will tell you the countless times I quoted the following scriptures to them IF they ever showed a bit of resistance to my training.
The Bible says:
“It was you who saw all these great things the Lord has done.
Carefully obey the commands I am giving you today. Love the Lord your God. Serve him with your whole being.
Teach them well to your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and walk along the road.
Talk about them when you lie down and when you get up.
Write them on your doors and gates.”
Deuteronomy 11:7, 13, 19-20 ICB
As my kids entered grade school…I posted on the walls of their individual bedrooms the following bible verse:
“That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:”
Psalms 144:12 KJV
Then as they grew older into their upper teens years …. I daily RECITED the following bible verse to them:
“Be wise, my child, and I will be happy; I will have an answer for anyone who criticizes me.”
Proverbs 27:11 GNB
Now in my senior years I have had the pleasure to reap what I have sown. So I end with this final verse:
“Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired)”
PROVERBS 31:28 AMP