The book of Proverbs is an outstanding read. The plan is to read through the book of Proverbs with you and then I thought
I would share a few thoughts with you. So here is the first chapter of Proverbs and a few thoughts along with it.
Slowly but surely things will improve. No need to wait for perfection. Practice does certainly at the very least improve and pushes
us towards at the very least excellence.
In some of the thoughts that follow, the Bible is very direct in the best way to raise children.
The reference is to Psalm 78:2-8. If you are intentional about how you lead your family your results will surely vary some, but theultimate goal should be to make known to your children the ways of God. Spend time with them in prayer.You don’t have time you say?
How much time do you spend in social networking, TV or hobbies?
Do you take time to read the Bible to your family in a family devotion? You might be saying, “that’s easy for you to say you don’t have a family”
I can remember at the age of probably 2 or 3 my Daddy sitting me on a tailgate of a GMC truck that was nicely heated by the noonday sun.He sat me there and taught me to say Yes Mam, No Mam and thank you. It is a thing called manners and respect here in the South.I may not have many memories of my Daddy at that age, but that is one that is indelibly scorched into my backside… I mean my brain. Then I remember precisely what happened that evening. He took me home to Momma and we showed off my “new” mad skillz.
A very fond memory of mine that I will take to my grave or with me when I meet Him in the air.
Remember it all matters. Yes it ALL matters. Every minute, every word and action. Make it count every time because you don’t know when it’s your last.
Psalm 78: 7 and 8 sum up this well..
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their
heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
What could you do today for your family that would create a memory for a lifetime?
Will they remember how much time you put into something other than them?