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Raising Godly children should be our main focus when it comes to being Christian parents.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
This subject should not be taken lightly. I have put together some of the things (with the help of scripture) I think are important when it comes to raising Godly children.
Also Blake started school this week. We have been planning on him starting a K3 program at the beginning of the year but I can’t believe it’s actually time. He’s growing up so fast. This post gives me an excuse to share some of his “first day of school” pictures.
Sharing Christ and Reading the Bible
One thing I have learned about raising Godly children after studying the Bible and listening to my pastor’s sermons is we can’t expect others to tell our children about Christ.
It is our duty as Christian parents to evangelize in our homes.
Father’s do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.Ephesians 6:4
As mothers we are to follow in our husbands footsteps when it comes to evangelzing in the home.
That means our husbands are the leaders of our home and how he leads we follow.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.Ephesians 5: 22-23
My friend and fellow blogger at Living Wright has an AMAZING scripture filled post about being a Godly wife. Click here to read.
We can as mothers share with our children about what Christ has done in our lives.
Reading the Bible to them, singing biblical songs with them and praying out loud are ways we can share with them about Christ.
For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.Romans 5:19
We were all born sinners because of what happened in the Garden. But because of what Christ did on the cross we can be reconciled before a righteous God.
It is important we share what we are before God and what Christ did for us to our children.
Sharing the Gospel is very important if not the most important thing when it comes to raising Godly children.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.Deuteronomy 6:7
This is important. It is also very controversial.
Let me share with you what scripture says.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.Proverbs 29:15
Shame? Ouch. See the importance of discipline.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.Proverbs 13:24
Hates his son?? We discipline out of love for our children. Just like God disciplines us out of love.
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.Proverbs 29:17
Wow! This gives me so much encouragement. Disciplining is so hard but scripture says if we discipline then our children will give us delight. Very encouraging.
Click here to read my post about 6 Ways To Get Through Dealing With a Difficult Toddler.
Hit your knees and pray for your child’s salvation!
We must pray to God, diligently, that He saves our children.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”John 14:6
Church and Support
We should surround ourselves and our children with Godly, biblical support.
Having a church family that loves and wants to invest and spend time with you and your children is very important.
Not only do they want to do this things above but they do it in a way that completely, 100% following scripture.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.Hebrews 10: 24-25
Our church and family uses A Catechism for Boys and Girls. It’s a series of questions and answers supported by scripture. It includes topics about God, Christ, Prayer, Salvation and much more.
Here is A Catechism for Young Children that breaks it down for smaller children. It also includes some activities and stories.
Putting It All Together
Sharing Christ, reading the Bible, discipline, prayer, church and support are all things we need to be raising Godly children.
My list is not perfect but I hope by seeing what the Bible says helps you on your journey of raising Godly children.
We need to thank God for giving us these blessings.
Behold, children are a heritgae from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.Psalm 127: 3
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