Whether your children are young, or whether you have adult children, if you are a parent, what are your children SEEING?
God calls us to be totally devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He calls those who are parents to raise their children as Jesus followers as well. He calls parents to believe in God and to live according to God’s ways as He teaches us in the Bible AND to raise children to do the same.
Here comes a strong message for parents.
Parents are to LIVE ACCORDING TO GOD’s WAYS whereas their children HEAR their parents talk about God and the Bible and living for Him – and SEE their parents living in manner PLEASING, HONORING, AND GLORIFYING TO GOD. In other words, children should SEE their parents LIVING FOR JESUS!
Children are to SEE their parents love and serve the Lord with all their hearts. They are to SEE their parents filled with and led by the Holy Spirit of God. They are to SEE their parents read and live by the Bible. They are to SEE their parents praise and worship God. They are to SEE their parents assemble with other Jesus followers to love and worship and learn of God. They are to SEE their parents live their lives alongside and connected to and loving, encouraging, praying for, helping, teaching, and supporting and sharing with fellow Jesus followers.
Regardless of the age of your children, whether young or adults now, are they HEARING you talk about Jesus and SEEING you LIVE FOR JESUS? Oh, may it be so!
If God is bringing conviction to you through this message, please DO NOT feel guilty and turn the other way. Humble yourself before God almighty and cry out to God for forgiveness and wisdom and help in making any and all necessary changes, AMEN!
“Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” Deuteronomy 5:29 NKJV
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 NKJV
“”Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.” Deuteronomy 11:18-21 NKJV
“Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.” Proverbs 29:17 NKJV
“”You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV
“”Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven…Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”” Matthew 7:21-27 NKJV