This morning, in my quiet time with Him and as I got ready for the day, the Lord spoke to me specifically about who He wants my children to be as they grow and mature into adults. There are so many ways, perspectives and opinions on how to raise, discipline and guide our children in the world today. And there are two main influences as well: there's the worlds view, that is society and a secular view point, and then there is God's view point, based on the truth given in His Word, the Bible. This morning God gave me three specific points as a guide for how to raise my kids and one day be used by Him.
I want to share and record them as a reminder to me of the vision God spoke to me.
They are as follows:
To teach and train my children
1. To obey and trust God with their lives and their future.
Those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You." Psalm 9:10
Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him." John 14:23
2. To serve those around them the way that Jesus would.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
3. To make wise decisions that bring glory and honor to God.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will reap everlasting life. Galatians 6: 7-8
Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." James 4:15
And then for the really challenging part.
I heard the Lord speak to my heart,
And how, my daughter, will you teach them? Will you tell them or will you show them?