When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit came to live within us, a change happened inside of us. Instead of living for ourselves, we strive to live for Him. How does this affect our family relationships? Today, we look at how this impacts the way we love our kids.
As parents that follow Jesus, we have a great responsibility to point our children to Him every day. When we model Jesus' character to our children, we are showing them that there is a God who cares for them and loves them. There is no greater joy for a parent than to see their children choose to walk with the Lord and to love others like He loves us!
We can love our kids like Christ loves us by:
1. Praying for them and with them.
2. Showing them grace.
3. Trusting God to work in their lives.
4. Talking about God and His love for us.
5. Telling them God's story.
6. Treating others the way Jesus would.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6