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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD

I love being a mom.  There is nothing else like it.  I don't necessarily miss the diaper and car seat stage - or even the constant battle of viruses going through the house, but I miss our children being little.  The teenage stage is fun, too, and thankfully with the three oldest being teenagers and the youngest one being nine, I can say we really haven't had any major problems.  They're good kids.


My husband and I want the best for our children, just as you probably do.  However, what constitutes as "best" varies from one parent to the other.  Some parents would think the "best" included the most expensive clothes, shoes, or car.  For some it might mean that their child would have the very best opportunities available.  They might be able to attend the most prestigious schools or colleges.  They would be given whatever they wanted and whenever they wanted it.  But in my opinion, having the "best" isn't about stuff and things.


In fact, the best thing you can give your child is not a good education, not the latest technology, but the gift of YOU and the knowledge of God and Jesus from the Bible.

Being a parent is a God-given responsibility and we must take it very seriously.  Our children need us.  They want us.  If we're too busy and make them feel as if they are an inconvenience, then we're telling them they don't matter.

Our greatest responsibility in parenting should not be what we can give them, as far as stuff and things go, but in giving them the knowledge of God and Jesus.  The favorite book in our homes should be the Bible, not some book or magazine written by men - but the greatest book written by men, but inspired by God!

What are you teaching your children?  What are you giving them?  Is what you are giving them and teaching them preparing them for success in the world or success in the kingdom of God?  What would your children say is most important in your life?  Things of the world or spiritual things?  Do your words match up with your actions?  Are you giving your children what is truly the "best"?

Let's all think about those things today - as we parent our children and serve our God and Savior, Jesus.

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Matthew 16:26

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

so true. I am guilty sometimes of giving my children more than is needed. But there are many out there who have NO CLUE.

 
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