"Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not turn away from it."
We wonder at times, what is this world coming to? We hear of children taking their parents to court to divorce them, we see children going to school with guns and knives, we see children in street gangs killing each other, we see children with no respect for others.
How can we fight against such a sad situation...how can we help our children and our children's children?
One way is to set a good example for our children. We as Christian and Non-Christian parents would encourage good habits and behavior by doing this.
I was reading a devotional by Cindy Hess Kasper in "Our Daily Bread" daily devotional and I think she hit the nail on the head...at least it did for me. She talks about 3 ways of setting a good example as Christians.
- Praying with them - We can teach them that they can talk with God at any time. They can learn to pray about every thing in their lives.
- Reading and teaching them the Bible - They will learn God's truth and what God requires of us. The will build "moral character" by doing this.
- Telling them about Jesus - Our children are a mission field for us. we need to withness not only to others outside of our church walls but also to our children at home in in our churchs.
We are the the "personal trainers" of the children of today and of the children yet to come...