I am writing this blog as a sincere plea to Christian (TRUE FOLLOWERS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST) parents to wake up to reality.
The world is moving towards more and more wickedness, its tolerance to sinful ways is ever increasing and continuing.
Gay and Lesbianism is approved, drugs in public is allowed, lewdness and sexual immorality is in an all time raise, drunkenness, addictions (substance and technology), rape, pornography are justified, lawlessness is the new cool, polygamy is the norm, families are disintegrating due to lack of time, prayerlessness is at an ever increasing phase and the list is never ending.
In such a time as this, the only way that will keep us and our children safe and secure is God’s word.
The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy Chapter 13 verse 4:
“IT IS THE LORD YOUR GOD YOU MUST FOLLOW, AND HIM YOU MUST REVERE. KEEP HIS COMMANDS AND OBEY HIM, SERVE HIM AND HOLD TO HIM.”
And in verse 5, “You MUST PURGE OUT THE EVIL from among you.”
We will know the clear difference between good and evil only when we READ, STUDY, MEDITATE on God’s Laws and commands that are there in the BIBLE. A deeper understanding of God will help us to walk upright before HIM.
GOD AND HIS WORD ALONE CAN SAVE US FROM THIS PERISHING WORLD
Deuteronomy 11: 19, “TEACH THEM (GOD’S LAW) TO YOUR CHILDREN, TALKING ABOUT THEM WHEN YOU SIT AT HOME, AND WHEN YOU WALK ALONG THE ROAD WHEN YOU LIE DOWN AND WHEN YOU GET UP.”
Increase in Technology and busyness at work has kept us from sitting down and spending time with our children.
We have stopped taking time to be with our children and talk about GOD and HIS marvelous ways. We lecture them about their education, sports, talents and about their career and future but there is NO FUTURE for our children without GOD and HIS WAYS being instilled in their lives.
Start it when they are young. Jews keep their children at home till 6 years and teach them all the laws of GOD, only then do they send them to schools. By 12 years a Jewish boy/girl will recite the TORAH ( the first 5 books of the law). They do this so that they do not depart from the laws of GOD but will Meditate upon it day and night and use it as a yardstick for their life. Please click this link for more information on how the Jews train in the scriptures.
Jews and Scripture (Please read through)
Likewise, please take time everyday to read the BIBLE along with your children.
1. We NEED to take time to talk to our children about GOD and HIS GREATNESS – MAKE HIM KNOWN TO THEM
2. We NEED to take time to study the BIBLE along with our children everyday.
3. We NEED to encourage them to memorize the scriptures and we MUST do the same. ( LEAD BY EXAMPLE)
4. We NEED to teach them about what is pleasing to GOD and what is not.
5. We NEED to show by example (SHARE WHAT WE LIVE)
6. Correct them and NOT condemn them. ( USE GOD’S WORD TO ADMONISH AND TEACH THEM THE PATH)
7. Pray for your SONS and DAUGHTERS and PRAY with them.
If you do this, you and your children will have LIFE AND THAT IN ABUNDANCE. Let us ensure that our children make heaven their eternal home.
Come on now, Let’s open up the book!
In Psalm 2 : 11-12, it is written:
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Let us TEACH our children to FEAR GOD and to TRUST IN HIM.
Having said all of the above, i plead with you dear mothers and fathers, please take this seriously and work with your children more fervently in teaching them what truly matters in life- GOD.
#praying for a spiritual awakening in your family.
May LOVE, JOY, UNITY and PEACE abound in your household as you begin to seek GOD together as ONE FAMILY.