Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Leave The Inspiration To God

“Listen, my child, to what your father teaches you. Don’t neglect your mother’s teaching. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor.” Proverbs 1:8-9 (NLT)

Sometimes mothers complain their children will not listen to them. This unfortunately common problem situation in families grows to greater size when the children become teens. Many believe it is inevitable for children to stop respecting their parents, and the expectation receives strong reinforcement from everything young teens see or hear from peers or the media. Disrespect in accorded social standing. That kind of opposition is tough.

God’s expectation for families is radically different. In the first chapter of Proverbs, children have a very special and very specific piece of advice with a promise attached to it. It states clearly that children must respect the value of their parents’ teaching, or their lives will be lacking the lavish blessing of God’s mercy.

Teach your children when they are young what the Bible says. If they have the teaching in front of them, they will learn to understand the blessings that come from God through you. Use the Bible as your guideline when you teach your children. When they are older, pray for God to work His words into their hearts and enable them to obey. Pray more than you try to convince them, because God knows best how to reach them. Trust that God will ultimately see to their willingness and guide them.

Teach your children how smart it is to obey God. Pray with them and teach them what the Bible says, and let God work in their hearts.


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Michele..
((Hugz))) Praying that you feel well soon and for God's healing hands to be upon you and touch you and get some rest okay..

Luv ya Lorie

luvmy4sons said...

Continued prayers that you feel better soon. Amen to this post. It is our repsonsibility as parents to train up our children!

Debra Kaye said...


I will be praying for you ~ and this is a beautiful post, my friend.

He & Me + 3 said...

I really needed this post today. Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you are feeling better and getting stronger each day! Prayers!

Sharon said...

I sure hope you are feeling better real soon.. It is going around for sure.
Children follow our ways and our steps, so if they see us learning and loving God They too will also follow. Amen

bp said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

This is a great post.

Denise said...

Prayers continue for you sweetie.

Missy said...

so sorry you've not been feeling well. Praying you get better really soon!!!!