Children are a gift from God; a gift that needs to be treasured and taken care of, a reward to claim, and a source of motivation.
Are you a parent?
Let’s talk about parenting. Being a parent is not an easy task. Raising children requires time, prayer, discipline, involvement, and relationship-building. It’s not about simply taking care of your child. It’s all about how to raise your child well. As a parent, what are your priorities for your child? Is it to earn money for them, discipline them and teach them values to become a better person, or lead them to God and let them be a follower of Jesus?
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Bible says that parents should train their children to the way they should go. What is that way being talked about by this verse? Is it your dream for them? Is it your plan for them? For me, it should be the way to Jesus. Jesus is the way. Let your children know that they can be saved through Jesus. That is the most important thing that they need to know. Do not let them depend on the world, let them depend on God.
Wisdom from God can also help us in parenting. Let’s talk to God and ask Him on what to do when we experience trials on being a parent. Read the Bible to know what is the right thing to do.
Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
Parenting is a long and challenging task. Do not forget that we have a God who gives us the strength to accomplish the tasks He lays before us.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
We, parents, can provide a safe haven for our families with the help of our perfect heavenly father, whose love for His children is deep and eternal.