CHILDREN ARE A GIFT!
No longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:14-16
Every child is a gift from God... and deserves to be trained up to serve God. Not the easiest thing to do, but every child can be motivated... just realize that not every child responds to the same stimuli. We must find ways to lift our child’s eyes from self to God. Unless we exert a stronger christian influence than the world with it's always changing cultural values, our kids will be pulled from the truth and ultimately cause them to fall away.
Our children need a firm foundation in God’s Word. They need help to grow into solid disciples of Jesus Christ. They need our help! We cannot lose them... to the counter culture. Parents we must reinforce the attitudes and behaviors that honor God. It's not just teaching them, it is training them, helping them to do it, and to do it right, that makes the difference. Show your child how faith is relevant to life. And always do these things; always encourage... always affirm... always model... always pray. With God's help our children will become all God has called them to be! You can do it parent; it's your destiny!