In the early 1800’s, the Swiss educator Johann Pestalozzi wrote, ‘The best way for a chld to learn about God, is to know a real Chrirtian. The best way for them to discover the power of prayer, is to live with parents who pray.’ Did you know that statistically, 85% of all children raised this way devolop a strong personal faith in Christ before they’re thirteen?
At this point some questions arise, like: a) ‘am I responsible for child’s choices?’ Ultimately, no; potentially, yes? If you want to determine the spiritual health of your family, first check your own heart, vision, hearing and appetites b) ‘but my kids are already grown; isn’t it too late?’ No, God name is ‘Redeemer.’ He can give you another chance. Repent and commit your life to Christ, that’s how generation cycles of failure are broken and God is brought back in to the picture. c) ‘but what if i’m afraid to bring a child into this evil world?’ That’s the whole point; it’s children of the light who push back the dackness. Instead of reacting out of fear of selfishness, win your family to Christ and use them to impact the world. ‘By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith’ (Hebrews 11:7 NIV). d) ‘but how can I compete with the negative influeces around me?’ Every study confirms that you, the parent, have the greatest influence; greater than friends, school or media in determining the character and direction of your child.


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