A key responsibility of parenting is the education of our children as we seek to raise them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4
As parents, we are instructed by Scripture to train children in the way [they] should go. God holds us personally accountable and we must never relinquish our responsibility, even though we may share it with someone outside the home. Consequently, if we do share that responsibility with someone outside the home, we should look for a school that works with, and not against, us in fulfilling that responsibility. To satisfy this mandate Scripturally, we need to understand that both the home and the school are measured by the same standards—the Bible.
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5
Essential elements to help children grow in Christian maturity are to teach them how to study God's Word, apply its principles, and obey its truths in all of life's experiences. The focus of education should be to guide their lives in becoming more like Christ as they advance academically and grow physically.
To help our children receive the education that will best lead them to Christian maturity, we should model by example a Christian's response to the activities of life. The practice of following Biblical principles will strengthen family ties and enhance a child's journey to a dedicated life in Christ. And a dedicated life in Christ should be our goal.
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5 Things You Can do Today to Raise Godly Children:
It takes years for an acorn to grow into a mighty oak.
As we work together for the common goal of Christ-likeness, we will have the opportunity of observing our children's growth, little by little, into truly mature Christians who will do for their children what was done for them. The investment is worth the time and effort, because the dividends are eternal!
My Kid's Prayer Journal
One of the best ways of being intentional about showing your child the power of prayer is to provide him or her with a prayer journal. I know in my own life, when I'm able to see answers to prayer, I am more likely to realize it's power— and I am more likely to see the answers when I have journaled my prayers.
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My Kid's Prayer Journal 100 Days of Prayer & Praise is a children's prayer journal built to inspire conversation and prayer with God, and it is packed with goodness! It's the perfect tool for your child to build a better relationship with Christ! Start each day reciting the Lord's Prayer and then sit with your child as you go through the guided prompts to help cultivate their understanding of prayer and relationship with God. The journal is printed on high quality paper and has a beautifully designed cover with a matte finish. Grab one for your child or multiple for friends—it's the perfect gift!
Whether you are a homeschool mom, Christian school mom or public school mom, what's the one piece of advice on raising Godly children in this Godless world you would give to moms like you?
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