In a technology laden world – with all kinds of knowledge at our children’s fingertips- it’s more important than ever to prepare them for what this world is shoving in their face.
Smart phones, the internet, commercials on TV – they are all oozing with information that we may or may not want our kids to see and hear.
I’m not dumb. I can’t stop it all. Whether I let them watch certain things or not they will hear it at school.
But let me tell you what I can do. I can get those babies to church. I can pray with them every morning on the way to school. I can make sure that they hear the truth. I can pray that the truth fills their minds and hearts. I can pray that they fall so in love with Jesus and everything He stands for that when the time comes they will turn away from evil. I can let them see me loving Jesus with everything within me.
I’m not naive. I know how the world is attacking our youth. I see it every single day; however, I also know that Jesus is stronger. I know without a doubt that Jesus is bigger.
If we want to empower our kids – if we want them to be able to stand strong in a world that is spinning out of control – then we have to equip them. We have to teach them the truth. We have to BE that truth.
“5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:5-9