John 13:12-17 (NKJV)
12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Let’s teach our children by example! Let’s evaluate how they view us. Are we teaching them faith and trust by living out faithfulness and honesty? Let Jesus be our example. We will be blessed by doing the things that we know!
Father, we thank You that You are a God of faithfulness and truth. Forgive us for not always following Your example. We want our children to build integrity by how we live before them. Take away the things that produce bad fruit and build us up in Your ways so that we may bear good fruit that lasts. Let the conviction of the Holy Spirit lead us and guide us into all truth. Show us new ways to impact our children to grow them in truth and faithfulness. Let integrity be their portion while they follow us as we follow you. Help us do what we know to do instead of doing what seems easier at the time. We close the doors to lies and unfaithfulness and ask for forgiveness. The truth will set us and our children free to grow into who You have created us to be. We trust You and expect with great faith and anticipation to fulfill every promise. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!