Children are God’s heritage and parents are stewards of God gifts. In the bible, there are several examples of good and bad parents.
Proverbs 22:6 says “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
If a child has no proper training or fear of God such child will cause trouble. David although was a man after God’s heart, however, failed in parenting because the son who took over him as a king abuse the use of women.
As if he was the only man on the planet he wanted to marry all the women. Eli the priest of God also failed in parenting.
Children are to honour their parents, even after they become adults. Honour leads to obedience. But the children of Eli disrespected their father, choose their own way and God killed them in one day.
God our father is a good father and we can learn a lot from His parenting styles. He is a consuming fire yet a loving and approachable father.
A parent should be their children best friend from childhood. Unfortunately, the reverse is the case for some parents.
Unapproachable parents raise up rebels, insecure and fearful children. Children need more than material things like toys clothes or education, they need time and attention.
Parents, do not let work commitments take you away from your children. If you lose your children in childhood, you will never win them back in adulthood.
To be a godly parent, you have to grow into maturity in all areas. You also have to lead by example.
Most parents are happy when they see their reflection in their children. They are also happy when their children show good behaviour.
God, our heavenly Father is also pleased when He sees His reflection in us.
No matter what ensure you always correct your children in love. Always show them, unconditional love, no matter what, as your God in heaven does to you.
Use good words, encourage them at all time, let them feel important as you are to God. Pray for the children daily and put them into the care of the Holy Spirit.
To develop a godly character, you need to understand how a character is formed. Your character is a sum total of your habits and these are formed because of parental upbringing, environment and educational background.
Are you a good parent.? The worse thing that can happen to a parent is for a child to seek his parent’s replacement when they are still alive.
Can your children genuinely thank God for you being their parents.?
- I refuse to fail as a parent in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord help me in every area of my weakness in the name of Jesus.
3.Every spirit of rebellion and Absalom, seeking to destroy my children’s destiny be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.