DAY 8: Families
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6
If someone trains you, that person teaches you new skills and gives you necessary preparation to complete a particular job or activity. As parents/guardians, it is our responsibility to teach our kids HOW to think for themselves, HOW to study, HOW to think for themselves, HOW to worship, and HOW to pray. We are to teach children right from wrong with calm words and actions, give them your attention, listen to their perception, set limits, give consequences, acknowledge them for being good, know when not to respond, and to be prepared. Solomon said, “Train him/her up.” This describes the period from birth to maturity. It is our responsibility as parents/guardians to be consistent with teaching our knowledge of the Lord, referring to scripture for guidance. Action is far more important than technique.
Dear Lord; With everything life throws at us, it can be hard to stay grateful for what matters most: our family. You teach us to remember the importance of maintaining strong family bonds and unity. Please help us build a foundation for our community through our families, raising our children to make informed and educated decisions, so that they may take the reigns of leadership and build for future our prosperity.