I was made keenly aware today of how awesome is this responsibility of leading my children to Christ. But, also of how the Lord just asks us to do what he gives us and the rest is up to Him. Daily, I wonder if I am giving my children enough to build a strong foundation for them to love and trust in the Lord.
It is just amazing how the Lord will meet you where you are with comfort and confirmation. I have been praying lately that my inability to be the perfect parent (or even a good one at times) will not be a stumbling block for my children to follow Jesus. After all the devotionals and discussion about how God fits into our world, I always wonder if what I am trying to pour into them is making it into the rim of the glass or if it is falling into a puddle on the floor.
This morning we got in the car to drive to a farm where we get our eggs and I put in a CD that has bible verses to music from Seeds Family Worship. The first song was called “The Word of the Lord” I Peter 1:24-25 (you can get a free download here). The main chorus says “The Word of the Lord stands forever…”, after hearing that my 5 year old daughter says to me “Mommy I love the way this song makes me feel”. I can’t begin to tell you how that made me feel…she got it! The Holy Spirit is working in her and she feels the power of Gods Word and she loves it. That is all I can ask for. That was the confirmation that I needed from God that my pouring is going in the glass and not on the floor.
I firmly believe that one of the most important places for us as parents to start with our children is a knowledge of who the Lord is through his Word. To be able to teach our children God’s Word and for them to not only remember it, but be impacted by it is invaluable. I still remember the first chapter I memorized in Sunday School, Psalm 23. At the time, I wasn’t having a fun time memorizing it, but now it is the one chapter I can call up from memory and it gives me so much peace and encouragement to have it hidden in my heart for anytime I need it. I want that for my kids.
What are your favorite memory versus you teach your children?
What are your struggles in leading your children to the Lord?
I’d love for this to be a place of encouragement and ideas for all the moms reading here to lead their children!