As a new mom, I had a lot of worries for bringing children into this world. How could I be a good mom to them? I was clueless how to even raise a child for Christ, and honestly, still am quite often. Really… my children are 4 and 3… so I have much more to learn, but I have learned a lot in the last 4 years.
I want my children to grow up learning to love God and relying on the Holy Spirit. I want them to see an example they can live by. An example of parents who are living a Christ-like life.
It is my job to teach and train my kids in the way they should go. My job to make sure they know how to live a godly life. What a godly life looks like. Why a godly life is important. Why we serve our God and love Him. What He has done for us and wants us to continue to do for them.
Living a Christian life isn’t always easy, but it comes with great reward.
I want my children to know about His sacrifice. To know His reward for us. To know what God did and why He did it when He sent Jesus. To know what Jesus did for us.
Wow! What great responsibility God has given us as parents. He expects us to teach them what they need to know. Especially when they are too young to learn it themselves.
God is showing me these things each and every day. The Holy Spirit reminds me that they are learning from me. My choices. My words. My actions. Where my time and energy is spent. How I react to certain things.
I take the responsibility quite heavily. And I fail daily. Guess what?! We all do. We all fall short.
So should we give up? Give up on being patient with our children? Give up showing them love and compassion when they fail? Give up on teaching them even when we set a bad example sometimes?
Do we want God to give up on us? I DON’T!
I am learning to be new everyday. I have to pick up my cross everyday. I have to teach my children the same.
So join me if you’d like. As I seek out what God wants for me and my family. How I can best learn and then teach them.
Over the next several Mondays I am prayerfully exploring how God wants us to teach our children. I am praying about how I can MODEL to my children a godly life; as I have prayed just about everyday for at least the last 4 years.
These posts will include many things we have already been implementing in our home, and many ways we want to improve and grow.
Here is a list of topics we will cover:
Teaching Children to Memorize Scripture in 4 Easy Steps
4 Steps to Help Children Have Daily Devotions
3 Ways to Teach/Model Worshiping God
Teaching Children to Love as Christ Loves Us
What do you think? Are you excited about this series? I look forward to you adding what has worked for you in these areas!