While I was pregnant I prayed that my son would be a strong Christian, passionate and a world changer. I have continued this prayer along with many other prayers for him daily. I believe that my personal walk with Christ is an important role in my sons journey. If I am not taking care of my spiritual walk with Christ how can I raise my son up to have an authentic relationship with Christ? The old saying, “do as I say not as I do” is a crutch that has been used for to long. This saying has allowed us to say one thing but do something completely different and have an excuse. I am not saying that we are perfect. We will fail, but when we fail that is where the grace of God is. But we can no longer allow for excuses if we wish to grow spiritually and raise our children to have strong spiritual walks as well. It is important that we have accountability. I do not want to say one thing and my life reflect something completely different. I want the accountability so that my child and my family will see a mother that is striving to live where her beliefs and actions meet. Our children should be one of the strongest accountabilities we have because they look to us for so much. We owe it to them to be authentic in our relationship with God and to be transparent with them. Let your children see you spending time in the word everyday, take your children to church, sing worship songs together in the car, help the needy in your area. I believe that if we allow our children to see us grow in our walk on a day to day basis we will no longer have a reason for an excuse because we will be nurturing our relationship with God. When we take care of our relationship with our Creator we will be growing and our lives will reflect that. If we take care of our personal walk with God then He will guide us on this journey of parenthood and we will be able to raise strong, passionate and world changing children!
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” James 1: 22, 25 (NIV)
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16