I Am Going To Raise My Children Up In The Lord

My children are sinners what can I say, they don't know much when it comes to right from wrong so my best friend suggested that I raise them up in the Lord, I am a Christian I was saved much later in life and have only learned so much so I don't have all of the answers as to raising my children up right for my beloved parents were workaholics or in abusive relationships and never had time for us because their boyfriends or girlfriends were their priority not us, well it may have seemed that way to me, maybe they tried their best the best way they knew how, but I don't remember being brought up in the way that I should go. I do remember some spankings and I know that if you spare the rod you spoil the child, but the bible also says to raise our Children up from infancy in the faith and honestly I haven't been doing that, I was only concerned about my salvation and my mental illness, I am so sorry I tried my best but my best wasn't good enough, so I found a church that was family oreientated, they have a fabulous Sunday school program, three classes geared to 3 year olds to grade twelve, and I am sooooo happy that someone who knows what they are doing is going to help me. My problem is that I have to do alot of back peddling for my oldest twin boys are thirteen sure they know how to pray, and they know that Jesus is God's only begotten son but they don't know Him and what he reqires of us Jesus came to show us the way the truth and the life, I love him from my heart for that but I want to worship Him and I want my children to do the same, for if they have worship in their hearts they would never feel alone or depressed for if we worshipped God those happy hormones would be stimulating our brains and souls. Not only that but they would hopefully honor me so that they may live long in the Land that God has promised, I want them to be innocent and forgiven for when they make mistakes, but I don't want them going out and committing any crimes or even harming themselves, I don't want them to beat themselves up and develop some mental illness like me, I want them to be free in the Lord, knowing right from wrong and becoming the men and women that God created them to be hard workers good parents and showing love by serving one another not sleeping with others. This is my starting point, it will take me a lifetime to teach them, I know I know I've heard it all before not to shuv the bible down our childrens throats, I won't do that they all love church but I would like to teach them a thing or two in a bible study and encourage them to do bible studies on their own, I want to teach them that they can be all that they want to be and still be a child of God fully equipped against the devils attacks in life, Lord Jesus I am offering up all four of my children up to you I will learn to be the godly mother that you want me to be, may we suceed in having them carry own in you when they leave the nest Amen. Lord lead them near not further.
SealedWithAKisss SealedWithAKisss
36-40, F
5 Responses May 8, 2012

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There is an inbuilt danger in getting young people into a situation where they make a decision which in reality they simply do not fully understand and very often go along with altar calls not to be left out.There is a website which i do not have any longer where men and women have come forth decades after believing they were saved only to realise they were still unregenerate by relying on something they did as a child or youth There would be several places where people can go, or a large volume of books written about rearing children and in some instances conversion may be genuine.Any casual reading of the Gospel message and Acts cannot miss the fact that men and women were the subject of and reacted to the message, raising children to fit into society is one thing, but salvation is a different matter.

I don't think there is danger in preaching the gospel to teenagers. They are more ripe for it than adults.

I advise you to plug into John Rosemond on child rearing. He is a Christian. I think that is rare among child-rearing experts.<br />
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I got saved at a Christian summer camp when I was 13. I urge you to look into possibilities for sending your children to a really good Christian summer camp this year.

The best approach in teaching children is by example in what you do in everyday situations, there are many people who know the Bible backwards but lack spiritual insight.Your children will constantly be under pressure from their peers and society in general, we all have a responsibilty to raise our children in the fear and nurture of the Lord, we can/t pass the buck.

I agree I want them to have an unconditional love for the Lord and a fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom, they are intelligent and I have some insights and yes being saved is a continious walk with the Lord forever.

Its hard when u are a single parent, when u gi it all for your children , and in turn u feel nobody appreciates and when u faced with financial challenges u have, no one to turn to, I have experience miracles by just depending on God for all, He is not a disapointing God like we human, He keeps all His promises to those who trust Him , He is able to change a stony heart to a perfect gently person , give your kids to Him who is the Lord of All.Pray for your kids nonestop, keep loving them God will do the work on your behalf<br />
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