One of the first places that a child should hear about God is in the home. We must understand that raising godly kids does not just happen by chance but is an intentional, daily process. Moms, it can be tough to think of those cute little kids growing up to be adults one day. Consider even now, the kind of adults you want your kids to be like when they move out, are in a relationship, or become a parent.
How can we help our kids today to be the kind of adult God wants them to be in the future?
First, define what following Christ looks like and demonstrate that to your kids. Second, help your kids in their spiritual growth. For example, helping them to understand the importance of prayer, hearing from God, studying God’s word, surrendering to God’s will, and applying God’s word to daily life situations.
Encourage them to let their light shine everywhere they go!
Finally, take time to grow in knowing God more deeply for yourself. Talk with your kids about what you are learning and share specific traits you want them to have. In John 5:19, Jesus said that he can do nothing by himself but only what the Father does. I have a toddler so when he does something kind I am constantly applauding him and celebrating his efforts. Most times, he just imitates and models after me.
Our kids can imitate us as we imitate Christ.
Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we ask that you bless all our moms. Our kids are not too young or too old to experience a personal relationship with you. Help us to imitate Christ and let our lights so shine brightly for all to see. Thank you for helping us grow spiritually stronger everyday. We take this journey with our kids and we know that our labor is not in vain. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!