For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
We have to teach our children how to choose life. We must teach them that everything that looks good isn’t good for them and everything that seems right isn’t right.
1 Corinthians 10:23 (NLT)
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”-but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything” –but not everything is beneficial.
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
God wants our best so that He can give us His best. We have access to the fullness of the cross. The inheritance of God is our portion. It is our right as children of God and will be passed on to our children by us. We have the responsibility to mold them, train them, pray for them, and prophetically speak over them as they navigate the will of God for their own lives.
Father, we thank You for our children. We thank You that You have entrusted us to activate Your purpose for their lives. Forgive us for not always being living examples of Your Word. Help us shape them into vessels that will carry Your perfect Will as they pursue the purpose that You have placed on the inside of them. Show us how to discipline justly while showing mercy and being forgiving. Help us not feed their foolishness by encouraging them with laughter when they are doing wrong. Give us wisdom and strategy to train them in knowing how to make decisions according to Your word and confirmed by Your peace. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!