Once you have crossed the threshold of becoming a parent, you have just begun to live (In my opinion). How many of you finally understood what love is?
Sometimes you blow it. But, then when you witness your child take the reigns and be that inspiring person, you’re overwhelmed with gratitude for your blessing (child). The parent-child relationship is a strong bond when nurtured with love, respect, and proper training. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)
Train your child to serve the Lord! How? By example, for one. Your child will take notice of your relationships. This includes your relationship with Jesus. Do they see you talk to Him? Go to Him when things fall apart and trust Him? Likewise, make sure your child has a Bible and encourage daily Bible reading. The Lord’s Word will not return void but will accomplish the thing for which it was sent. (Isaiah 55:11)
Also, pray with your child. Hearing you talk to the Father helps them understand how to talk to the Lord and also, will open the door for pointing them to the Savior. Every time God can be seen answering a prayer, whether yes or no, point that child to taking notice of God’s activity.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. You’re not alone in this parenting venture. The Lord is with you, if you are a born again Christian. If not, make things right with God by asking Him to forgive you for everything you’ve done wrong. Ask Him to be your Lord and give Him control of your life. (Romans 10:9)
The Holy Spirit will speak to your spirit when you need to pray about a struggle in your child’s life. He will also alert you when there is a stronghold, when there is spiritual warfare. Rely on the Lord’s leading to let you know how to meet your child’s needs that maybe you’re not aware of. Does he need more mentoring from his Daddy or maybe more heart to heart talks with Mama?
This is called “Sensational Parenting.” Parenting with an eternal purpose. Because what does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
This doesn’t mean you leave out everything else and zero in on just their salvation! But, by all means don’t let it be just a one day a week event. They need to know a relationship with Jesus is seven days a week.
Show them how to live a life full of joy and wonder. Priorities matter. They will take notice of the important things in your life. Make sure your child is a priority! Teach them the way they should go and when they are old they won’t depart from it! (Proverbs 22:6)
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