Teaching our Children about God
As I am resting up for work tonight, my 7-year-old son Jack came to my room to talk to me.
Now a few days ago, I had a conversation with my children about how I will be traveling for work and that I would be gone a few days out the week. I was honest with them, I told them I was nervous because I never done this type of thing before, and I never been away from them, but I was excited at the same time because it was a new opportunity for me to do something different.
So, as I am laying on my bed today Jack comes in my room as he always does with a smile on his face to check on me. Him and my 4-year-old son, Gavin sat on my bed, and he said:
“Mama are you nervous to leave for your job in a new city?”
I told him I was nervous, but it was going to be ok, I knew God had me.
Then, without hesitation, Jack asked if he could pray for me. I told him yes, and him and Gavin took me by the hand and Jack prayed for me.
It may not be a big deal to some but to me it was a blessing, and I am going to tell you why.
It was at that moment that I look at him and I knew that he was watching me and my walk with God.
See, the bible says in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
He knew that if there is a problem that you could not solve to go to God and prayer and give it to him to handle. He knew that his mommy was nervous, and she needed prayer.
I try to teach my boys, all three of them to lean and depend on God. Me and my husband both has conversations with them and try our best to explain things to them in a way they will understand.
Not only do we talk to them, but we try to be that example for them. They see me studying, reading my bible, even watches my inspirational videos on YouTube, and just recently, I let my oldest read some of my blogs.
It made me feel good to see that he knows even at the tender age of 7, that mommy needs prayer and the only one who could help her was God.
As parents, it is our job to teach our children about God. We must show them that Christ is the only answer in life. Reading the bible to them and having family time is a great way to teach them the word of God.
By teaching our children about God, and teaching them how to know God for themselves, and being that example to them, no matter how old they get and what they go though in their life, they will always remember that God is with them and will lead and guide them.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says;
“And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. . And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children and shall talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
It starts with us. We must know God for ourselves for us to teach our children. They look up to us, even if we don’t realize it. What they see mommy and daddy do, they are going to copy because that is all they know.
That moment made me a proud mom, because I know what every my children faces in life, they will know and understand how to get through life with the help of the Lord.