About Those P's and Q's...
We want our children to be at their best. Always, at the ready to deal with the situations they are confronted with throughout their day. (Even if that means coming to you for help!)
We want them to stand firm and weather the storm of peer pressure, be it by friend or foe.
We want them to grow up to be strong, confident adults that refuse to fall prey to all the world offers as a guise; a right of passage down a path that glitters with fun filled days and nights. But, sadly, in reality, one that leads many to a life of addiction or some other form of darkness that becomes their norm.
Oh, but, were their a way to shield them from it!
I'm just going to go ahead and get on the soap box, now, in hopes that more will hear, because this is important!
If you've been around the site, you've, undoubtedly, seen mention of God. He is our helper in times of trouble and if this isn't trouble... I don't know what is!
I have refrained to-date from putting God right in your face here for fear of people clicking off before they realize this is going to be a place where we can help one another. Sound advice that can be life changing for our children (and ourselves!) if we follow it.
Today, I unveil my reference book. It has served me well.
Once I decided to actually read what was in there and apply it in my life, anyway. 😖
Like any book, if it is never opened. the treasures it contains remain locked inside. Trust me, he wants us to get this information out there!.
But, don't take my word for it. God made sure that point is documented... repeatedly. We are to talk about how he would have us live our lives with our children and anyone else that will listen.
Case in point.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates... ~Deuteronomy 11:18-20
During the first 17 verses, God reminded the people to tell their children of the mighty things that he had done for them because they had not been there to see it for themselves. He wanted the people to teach their children his ways. The fact, that they needed to be reminded how important it was, sheds light on the fact that the adults were losing sight of God, too, huh?
You know why it's so very important that we keep God's Word at the ready? Because, the world is LOUD. And, if we, that believe, don't vest the time necessary to teach our children about God...
Things go downhill pretty fast. It took mankind just 11 generations to get the world in such a state God had his fill of us and regretted his plan of creation.
Thank goodness for Noah!
We must teach our children well.
Let's commit to giving God's plan for families a try. Let's get his words in our hearts so we can transfer them to our most precious resource.
Teach them his ways, now, so when they are old they will not sway from it. Think about the mighty things God has done in your life and share those stories. It will keep God in the forefront where he should be.
A mighty force to be reckoned with.
One capable of leading us to the promised land. A land... No, a world... filled with families that can fight the temptations set before us with the intent to destroy, because we stand on a firm foundation.
Are you in?
See you next time,
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