Last time, I was able to show you from God’s Word the tool of submission to your husband, in making your home pleasant.
In this segment, I will be looking at the tool of Commitment to your Children, in a bid to make your home glorious.
The Oxford Dictionary defines commitment as “an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.” In other words, there are some things you cannot do by reason of your commitment. That is why Paul said in I Corinthians 6:12: All things are lawful unto me, but all things are expedient… Commitment makes you choose the expedient above the lawful. It makes you forgo some things you like or take pleasure in, for the interest of your children.
Mothers, you are your children’s spiritual anchor. You are created to be perceptive and, therefore, you are able to sense things when no other person can, especially when the man is busy making money for the upkeep of the family. At times like that, take time out to pray for your children, even fasting sometimes when the need arises. Spend time with your children on the studying of the Word of God.
The story of the mother of the Wesleys cannot be over-emphasized. It is on record that she took every child daily in prayers, communication and quality relationship. It was, therefore, impossible for her children to miss their places in destiny. Her commitment to her family has paid off for posterity.
Mentally, you should be committed to your children’s mental development. Show the children the right way to mental excellence. Invest in their mental development, by buying them books and other educational materials that will enhance their mental dignity. Be cautious not to buy things that will corrupt their minds, all in the name of flowing with the trend.
Physically, always be there for them. Children, at every point in time, will always need who to lean on, who to talk to, who to share their worries with, who to counsel them on what step to take, etc. Physically make yourself always available to your children when they need you most. Make them establish a sense of security in you, before anyone else does from the outside.
When you obey God in getting committed to your children by giving them the best training (Proverbs 22:6), you are the next to eat the fruit of it (Isaiah 1:19). When you get committed to your children, and give them the training required, they become profitable to you tomorrow. You won’t have any cause to suffer heartache, pain and shame on them in the future.
Shower your children with love; it’s part of being committed to them because commitment compels love. Have it in mind that words of love, not of condemnation, uttered to your children on daily basis, ultimately make their future.
However, you cannot be effectively committed to your children without control, because if the excesses in a child are not controlled early in life, those excesses will later control and may eventually destroy him/her. We will continue this title next month. Till then, be blessed!
Until you are born again, you cannot be effectively committed to your children, in making your home a palace of beauty. You get born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are set for this, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
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).