Note: I apologize for the audio quality of this recording… I had some issues with recording this morning…
Plant and Water
Deuteronomy – It is much easier to begin planting and watering when children are younger. Teaching our children is something that begins at a very early age.
Every home has to deal with difficult things. How parents respond and how they deal with that can be a real testimony to their children.
Guard the Gates of Your Home
Ephesians 6:10-13 – There is a spiritual battle going on. Each of us are being attacked. Our homes are being attacked.
James 4:4, Romans 16:19, Hebrews 3:13, Joshua
Achan heard all the warnings about what would happen if anyone kept some of the gold for himself. Yet he kept some of the gold for himself. Achan and his entire family was destroyed.
In guarding our families and our homes we must be alert. Children have an innate selfishness that wants what they want. We must watch and pray and be alert to falsehoods that are out there. False philosophies and lifestyles.
There are so many ways that the devil and the world use to try to rule the world and guide it. We need to guard against these things. Bad music? Bad books? Bad movies?
Know who your children friends are. Know your children. Watch who they admire and where they are looking…
Beseech the Father
Psalm 127 – Parents certainly have a huge part to play in bringing up their children. God also has a huge part to play. We build with the Lords help.
If we try to go it alone we will fail. We must approach parenting with the help of our Father.
John 2 – We know the story of how Jesus turned the water into wine. We can fill the water pots with water… but only God can convert the water into wine. We can teach and train our children, but the decision to follow God is something that will be between God and each individual.
May our children see an earnest desire in our hearts to love and follow the Lord.