TROUBLED ABOUT ANY OF YOUR CHILDREN?
Text: Isaiah 54:13
“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of Thu children “
IT’S A WICKED WORLD…
The Bible is full of scriptures that tell us how #wicked, #perverse and evil this #world is. 1John 5:19, for instance, says “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. “
Knowing these things, as #Christian #parents, we have to give ourselves to #raising #children who will pass through this world without being #polluted by it. But who will also be able to bring about some level of #change in their own time – like #Daniel and his friends.
We read about Shedrach, Meshack and Abednego, who came out of the #fiery #furnace that burnt up the people who threw them in, and Daniel 3:37 said, “And they saw these boys upon whom the fire had no power… “
Yes, your child can pass through this world #unpolluted and #untouched, no matter the evident evil everywhere. It all depends on the #stuff you’ve made them of!
This, of course, calls for serious, in fact, “deadly” #commitment and #dedication to raising them. It also #demands that we, as parents, be #equipped and #empowered with the #knowledge and #wisdom required. Yes!
IF YOU HAVE DONE YOUR JOB WELL…
It is easy to know wether you have succeeded as a #father, or a #mother as you watch your #sons and #daughters play out their #adult #roles later in #life.
That’s why sometimes it’s too early to #judge what your son or daughter will turn out to be when they are still #adolescents or #youth. Because at that stage in life, some of them are so strongly #overpowered by the #foolishness and #idiosyncrasies #characteristic of their age. They just must be youth – with its attendant #exuberance and all!
But if you have done your job well, by putting in them the required “stuff”; if you raised them with the #Word of #God and to know the ways of the #Lord your God and their God, they will definitely come through! They will return, #bounce back, stand strong on their feet and continue in life.
That’s the assurance God gave us all in Proverbs 22:6. He said, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows, he will not depart from it. ” God cannot lie!
GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH…
You see, that you #built your house on a #rock will not exempt it from the #storms, #floods and #rains that will come. All this will naturally take their #toll on the #house.
But while that is going on, you’re not moved at all! Because you know you had put your best into building the house. So the storms, floods and rains come, beat upon the house and go, and your house is still standing #strong and #unscathed! Alleluia. This is the #comforting #illustration Jesus gave in Matthew 7:24-27.
Therefore, when you see your c#hild (especially the boys) manifesting some unexpected behavior, don’t let the devil tell you you have failed in raising him or her properly, or that they are finished forever. (Especially if you know you did your best in giving them a #godly #upbringing). No!
If you “built” them with the correct materials, relax! They’ll come through I tell you! God will have the last laugh!
(culled from my new book: #RAISING EMPOWERED CHILDREN).
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