Topic: Embracing The Responsibility Of Bringing Up Your Children [Seeds of Destiny Sunday May 27, 2018]
Scripture: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Thought For The Day: God will hold you responsible for the outcome of your children in time and in eternity.
Today is children’s day! It important to know that children are God’s precious gifts (Psalm 127:3). Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that the way a child is trained is the way he would go in life. For example, prostitutes, armed robbers, entrepreneurs, presidents of nations, etc. are all products of parental upbringing. Therefore, it is important, as parents, to embrace the responsibility of bringing up our children in the way of the Lord.
Now, why is it necessary to embrace the responsibility of raising your children? I will give you three reasons:
1) To delegate your children’s upbringing to other people is to leave them at the mercy of the values and principles of those people and that may be destructive to your children’s lives and destinies.
2) If you do not accept the responsibility of raising your children today, they will end up as liabilities tomorrow.
3) God will hold you responsible for the outcome of your children in time and in eternity; He will not hold the teachers or the nannies responsible.
I heard a story of a small boy who was just about ten years old. He killed his younger brother with a knife. People could not believe that such a little boy had such evil intentions. When he was asked why he killed his brother, he said that he was watching a particular cartoon program and one of the characters told him to kill his brother. So, he decided to carry out the act.
Beloved, my counsel is, as parents; never delegate your children’s upbringing to other people; do it yourself.
Remember this: God will hold you responsible for the outcome of your children in time and in eternity.
Assignments:
1. Accept the responsibility of raising your children; do not delegate it to anyone.
2. Pray for/with your children, and teach them God’s Word always.
3. Expose them to practical life lessons and monitor their growth and progress.
Prayer: O Lord, thank You for the gift of children You have given me. I ask for the grace and wisdom to train my children in Your Way, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: FAMILY WISDOM.
Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12:1 to 31, John 16:1 to 33, Psalm 119:65 to 80, Proverbs 16:4 to 5
Today In History: 27/05/1901 – The Edison Storage Battery Company is organized.
Amazing Fact: A Bee has 5 eyes.
Quote: Never use negative words on your children. Culled from FAMILY WISDOM by Dr Paul Enenche.
Prophetic Parental Blessing: I decree destruction and death of every plot and plan of the enemy against your life and destiny, in Jesus’ Name –Dr (Mrs.) Becky-Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities