“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”
“Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:5 and 3:14-15.
I find it amazing that one of the greatest men of faith was taught the great things of God by his mother and grandmother. Enough so that, under direction of the Holy Spirit, the apostle Paul commended them.
The reason I find that amazing is women were not commended much in the Bible. It is usually men out serving, preaching and teaching, but here we see how a great man of God was taught and discipled by women who lived out their faith in front of their families
How are we living out our faith around our kids?
I want this to be a tribute to Godly Mothers, but would be seriously amiss if I didn’t include us Dads in the responsibility to help raise Godly Children.
What are the things we are instilling in our children? Will we be pleased if our kids grow up with the same level of commitment to reading the scripture, serving others, loving church, commitment to tell others about Jesus or just in general our daily walk with God, as ours?
The Bible says we should teach these things to our children when we walk down the road and when we are sitting down. Talk about it when we lie down and get up.
My question for all of us is, what kind of things are we talking about? Is it about movies, sports, school? Do we ever sit with our kids and read the Bible?
It is never too late to start. It can be awkward at first especially if we have older children, but the hardest step is the first step. Keep it simple. Keep it light and don’t expect your kids to be Gung ho about sharing their thoughts and feelings. That will take time.
Remember that we can’t grow or lead them where we have not traveled.
I’m praying that we will all take leading our children into Godliness seriously; that we will grow to the point that our children will see God in us.
Thank you God for Godly mothers who point the way to living a life sold out to you. Amen.