Proverbs says, Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, BUT the rod of correction will drive it far from him. Every child is born into this world full of “ME”, you will have to train that foolishness out of their hearts.
God never told us to be a friend to our children, He did however tell us to train them in principles from His Word and discipline them properly. If you do this right one day they will be your friend.
Be your children’s “Buddy” in the early years, and you may lose them when they are teens!
Your children don’t need another buddy, they need a parent!
I am indeed GRATEFUL to have a child who LOVES God and has a desire to REMAIN respectful, learn more of who he is supposed to be in Christ. Raising him is a joy as well as a VERY interesting journey to say the least. He often inquires of how God is offended by human behavior so he can try harder. Does he have faulty behavior at times? Well of course because he indeed is a child BUT training him up is my honor -
The greatest reward for parenting well, is when your children come to you, embraces you suddenly and thanks you for the job you did in training them. We are so thankful for our children! You too can parent well if you apply principles from Gods Word!
FROM 2:22 THEN 2:32 TO 2:44 >>>>> 3:45 WORSHIP ( yes, God! )
There has been a show that I started watching called The Following. I first like any other show although it was on Season 2 and I felt that I was too behind to catch up, I thought that may be watching for recreational time would “suffice”. However after the 2nd episode, the Lord indeed showed me that it was for a purpose.
The show has a great story line because it is really based upon how a CULT in 2014 could happen – how it obtains its followers, how the leader manipulates existing followers to recruit new followers.
It comes on EST on Mondays at 9pm on FOX – with Kevin Bacon – there are certain parts that I would call my son Jared in to watch with me and as a scene would happen, I would quickly explain to him how it happened and what he should do in an instance like this etc.
From things happening at restaurants, bus stops and most importantly school settings – Which comes to the point of this blog post - On a scale from 1 to 10 my son’s current school district is considered an “7.75″ and the next town over is a “8.5 ” so of course wanting my son to obtain a BETTER education I was pondering on a few things.
However, this morning in a “neighboring” school district that I have been contemplated moving into for the last year has had a tragic morning – I INDEED believe that this HORRIFIC incident that transpired was connected to the TV show, The Following - I am NOT saying that the high school student was apart of a cult but “spiritually speaking”…….. you have to watch just only one episode of the show in regards to what happened to see what I am saying.
Biblical parenting is not for cowards or wishy – washy parents. It take courage to set principles and stick to them. Be brave today, you can do this!
Biblical parenting says, deferred gratification is good and necessary to train patience but also to train out selfishness and the “ME” in a child!
Biblical parenting is directly opposed to democratic or humanistic parenting. Biblical parenting says that man has a sin nature that parents must train out of our children in order to pave a path of responsible behavior in them.
Biblical parenting also see that conflict is a reality of life and that resolution of conflict is good. Too many parents try to shield their children from conflict and their children develop no coping skills. Let them work it as you provide wisdom and clarity!
BIG DADDY WEAVE
Yes, you can preach the gospel on Sunday and live it on Monday
Yes, you can sing in the choir and live the life you sing about
Yes, you can be sweetly saved and enjoy life in the abundance that God promised
Yes, you can be angry and sin not
Yes, you can express yourself and stay holy
Yes, you can be pure in body, mind, and spirit
Yes, you can have holy conversation
Yes, you can think holy thoughts
Yes, you can be an example
Yes, you can
GOD SAID YOU COULD
He does not lie
SO YOU CAN
Because He’ll give you the strength to do it
Anointed people don’t have to be a mess
Preachers don’t have to be hypocrites
Singers can be TRULY saved
Christians CAN be an example
LIFE CAN BE SWEET
YOUR JOY CAN BE COMPLETE
It’s not a fairy tale
GOD’S PROMISES ARE REAL!
WALK IN IT!
MAKE THE devil OUT OF THE LIAR THAT HE IS
BY YOUR TESTIMONY OF VICTORY.
Oh, and don’t be afraid to fail, fall, or come short
HE ALREADY DIED FOR THAT.
His grace is sufficient.
( AMEN – A.S.W.)
Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.
Not all Christian churches observe Ash Wednesday or Lent. They are mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday (called Clean Monday) and Ash Wednesday is not observed.
The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or the custom of Lent, HOWEVER, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21.