“Mommy, I had just had a nightmare!!”, my daughter yelled from her room late last night.
“Quote Psalm 23”, Marcus told her when she came in room.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
He finished it with her and she went back to her room and fell right back asleep. I smiled and thanked God in that moment for the privilege and honor of training up one of HIS children. (God’s children by the way. Our children belong to HIM just like everything else does.) I’m also thankful for a husband who is patient and care for her soul enough to teach her scripture. (He taught her this particular scripture) The beauty of knowing scripture and having a relationship with JESUS is essential to our lives. I’m so glad that anytime she is afraid, she knows that GOD is with her.
Everyday when I’m dropping her off to school, I ask, “Who are you representing today?” With a smile, she always responds, “I’m representing God!” or “I’m representing JESUS!”. It is SO IMPORTANT that we train up our children in the way they should go. (Proverbs 22:6) This is one of the biggest reasons we’ve decided to home-school her beginning next year. I believe it’s more to her education than what school teaches, especially now.
I want her ready to take on the world and the enemy with the full armor of GOD on daily. I need her to know the importance of knowing scripture and the power that’s in the word of GOD. I want her to know her calling and her purpose in this life. I need her to know this world is not our final destination. I need her to know how to fight the enemy with the word of GOD. Last week, I went to a phenomenal online conference titled “The Ministry of Homemaking”. One of the sessions were on teaching our children scripture memorization and how to pray. I must say that session was one of my favorites!
Are we teaching our children to stay rapture ready? Are we teaching them how imperative it is to know and have a relationship with Jesus? Are we teaching our children that no weapon formed against them shall prosper and that they can do ALL THINGS through Christ that strengthens them? I’m so determined to teach my children that greater is HE in us than he that is in the world. I’m determined to be her example of what a godly woman and what a woman living a life pleasing to God really looks like.
No age is to early to start teaching kids scripture. No age is to early to let our kids know that GOD loves them way more than we ever can. No age is to early to teach our children the importance of praying, studying and reading the bible and having a relationship with HIM. Words can’t explain how excited we are to begin homeschooling her next year (and the rest of our children when GOD bless us with them). What a privilege and honor it is to lead our children to Christ.
So parents, moms and dads, I encourage you to be the leader. Kids only do what mommy and daddy do. Don’t let t.v, school and the music industry raise your children. Be involved in your kids life. Life is to short and our kids grow up fast right before our eyes. Cherish the moments you have with your children and take on the job of raising your kids the way our Heavenly Father has called us to do. Parenting is a ministry in itself if you do it right. I’ll say it again, we are not perfect but trust me, our daily goal is to be a doer and not only a hearer of God’s Word. All of life’s answers are found in God’s Word. Yes, even parenting God’s way. Remember HIS way is ALWAYS THE BEST WAY.
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Your sister in Christ, Janae