I welcome you to the concluding part of the topic, which I started at the beginning of the month. Many mothers, today, have succeeded in raising godly children and you can also do so by relying solely on God’s grace, and arising to your responsibilities.
Today, as we round-up these series, I’ll like to say to you that leaving footprints on the sands of time for your children to follow, is the very BEST role you can play as a mother to your children. This is because children live by examples.
Demonstrating the virtues you want your children to imbibe is more powerful than caning or even teaching them. Your examples are what stick with them, not the volume of words you speak. After all your points are forgotten, your examples will remain in them.
Some mothers instruct their children not to make use of abusive words, but they shout abusive words at their husbands and people who get on their nerves. They commit all manner of atrocities and yet, teach the Word of God to their children. Remember that an ounce of example is worth a ton of preaching. You may think that they are too young to know what is happening, but they see the way you sit and gossip with your friends. It is a bad example.
However, there is profit in training your child effectively. Therefore, expect your wages, which comes in various ways. It may be monetary or otherwise and one of such wages is JOY.
When you play your role as a mother to your children aright, every remembrance of them brings joy to your heart. The more you labour in bringing them up, the more reward you stand to receive.
Though the task of child-training often appears awesome, but the good news is that God will not ask you to do what is impossible. Ruth Bell Graham once said, “As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible”. As you accept your responsibility and raise godly seeds unto the Lord, you will have cause to rejoice in the future.
Until you are born again, you can’t receive the help of God to enable you become a good example to your children. To get born again, say this simple prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).