Resources on Children
Are you praying with your children?
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 21, 2017
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
How can you make sure your children head in the right direction in life? By leading them there!
Parent, your children are looking to you for an example. All the limits and rules in the world can equal a big zero without leadership. You and I must set an example for our children through our personal habits, our work ethics, our worship life, our church involvement, and much more.
Consider the story of Jotham in 2 Chronicles 27 and 28. Jotham was angry because his father, King Uzziah, was chastised and corrected in the temple. So, when Jotham became king, he refused to attend worship services. But Jotham paid a terrible price for it. When his son became king, he became an idol worshipper and even sacrificed his own children, Jotham’s grandchildren!
I want my children to know what I believe. Don’t you? If you want them to share your faith and follow in your footsteps, you first have to make footprints. You and I have to walk the talk!
Your leadership will make an eternal difference in the life of your child. You can give them love and limits. And most importantly, you can give your children the Lord.
You do this by talking about your faith with them, by being open about what you believe, and by sharing your love of God in your daily life.
Don’t be afraid to admit your mistakes and ask for God’s help in front of your children. Tell them Bible stories. Have family devotional time. Pray with your children.
Like the arrows in our Scripture verse...