Friday, April 13, 2018

Lay A Firm Foundation For Your Child

Are you struggling with raising your child? Did you know that God's word is the source of nourishment that your child needs?







Babies are such a beautiful blessing from God. I love everything about babies. I love the smell of them, the feel of them, oh, I love it all.




Yes, I have even worked in child care over the years raising the babies. I would not work with another age group. Oh, I would help out, if needed, but my love is and always has been for babies.



Your Child's Brain Is Like A Sponge





I love their facial expressions when they see you and recognize you as someone that they trust. It is so sweet! And even when you think that infants don't have very long attention spans, their brains are like sponges when they are young. They absorb so much of what we teach them when they are little.




I have been studying Proverbs 22:6 ESV which says:




Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.




According to the commentaries that I have been reading (Bible Hub), the word train in Hebrews means mouth. Or from what I understand, it is like when your child is a newborn and you bring the bottle to him/her. You bring the food to his mouth. You make sure that all the nourishment his little body needs is provided for him. Over time, with a lot of patience, you are able to train him how to eat by himself. Then a little further still, he is able to learn to prepare his own meal, etc.








To me, what I see in this is that God's word is the source of nourishment. We need to start our children off young in God's word. Always trying to point them toward God.




According to dictionary.com the word way means a route or direction; a means or line of passage, such as a path or a track.



Feed Your Child On God's Word 





So, we train up a child by nourishing him; or feeding him on the word of God. And then we point him in the way that he should go. We help guide him back to God or should I say that we guide him along the path towards God. God is where our child should always hope to end up.




You know it is through our training of them at such an early age that lays a firm foundation for when they are older. Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Well, he may venture off the right path as he starts making decisions for himself. But remember,  all of the ground work for that firm foundation has been laid. God is the one that is in control. He will guide him back where he needs to be.



Prayer: 




Dear Father, 



Thank You so much for the children that You have placed in my care. Oh, they are such a blessing to me, Father. I pray, Lord, that my foundation building over the years has been good enough. I have tried to feed them on Your word and to guide them to You, Father. Please help me to remember that You are in control and You will guide them where You want them to go. Thank You for all that You have done. In Jesus' name, Amen.




















Are you struggling with raising your child?
Did you know that God's word is the source of nourishment that your child needs?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.





























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