One of the reasons that we should never stop learning is that we can then pass on our knowledge to our children and others in our sphere of influence. But, don’t worry. God doesn’t expect you to have a teaching degree! But He most definitely expects you to be your children’s primary teacher. I counted at least 20 times where some form of parental teaching is mentioned in the book of Proverbs. For example, Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
No matter what the obstacles, no matter the lack of immediate payoff, no matter how tired you are, or even if your teaching doesn’t seem to be making a difference—stay at it! Bringing up your children to love the Lord and serve Him faithfully is what being a parent is all about.
Are your children grown? Have I got news for you, my dear friend! You’re still on assignment. And this is a word not from me, but from God. He says the “older women” in the church are to teach and admonish the young women to love their children (Titus 2:34).
Are even your grandchildren grown? Well, God is calling you—His older, wiser, more experienced mom—to pass on what you know about raising children. Do you have nieces and nephews? Are there children in your church? Just look at the opportunities you have to be that mature, godly woman in the life of someone younger. You’ll discover more benefits to acquiring age (and the wisdom that comes with it) than you ever thought possible!
A Prayer to Pray:
Lord, you have given me the important responsibility of raising a child. I will not give up! I rest in the promises and guidance of Your Word as I teach my child to love You completely. Even when they are grown, I accept that I am still on assignment. I have so much of Your love to share with other moms and kids. I want to be used by You in every season of my life.
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