2020 – WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST
RAISING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN
SHOW THEM UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Love your children as your own inheritance. Never abandon your child – no matter what they do.
SHOW THEM YOUR LOVE FOR GOD – HIS WORD – HIS CHURCH
How you model your life in Christ is everything to a child.
Your prayer life – your meditation on God’s word – and your service in the house of the Lord – say everything about you.
TEACH THEM TO HONOUR THOSE OVER THEM
How you honour your parents – is copied by your children.
How you speak about leaders – is copied by your children.
HELP THEM TO PRAY
Pray with – and for – your children. Make prayer a central part of your daily life.
Keep declaring – that prayer changes everything.
TEACH THEM GENEROSITY IN GIVING AND WISDOM IN SPENDING
Teach them to tithe – and also to live generously toward others.
Then teach them financial management and restraint.
SHOW THEM YOUR STEADFASTNESS IN FAITH
Stay the path. Finish what you promise to do. Show them you are holding on to God’s promises – and obeying His covenants
HELP THEM LEARN VALUE AND COST.
Everything in life has a value and a cost. Teach them to value good things and beware the cost of bad things. The wages (cost) of sin is death – but the gift (value) of God things – is life eternally.
TEACH THEM LOVE – ACCEPTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
Show them how to be inclusive of all people. How to love those who hurt them, through forgiveness.
How to walk free of offence – to be who God created them to be.
TEACH THEM THAT LIFE IS A JOURNEY OF CONTINUING CHANGE
Help them to believe they are being changed from glory to glory as they follow and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Allow them to keep changing – even if it is slower than you want.
ABOVE ALL HELP THEM TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS