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Scripture: Deuteronomy 6: 7. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Parenting according to Bible pattern has been our focus. The parents have the role of caring for the spiritual, emotional and physical life of their children.

Ways to godly parenting

1. Application of rod of correction
2. Through influence. And we have established that influence is ;
A. Through your action: This includes, your behaviour, your attitude to life in general because action speaks louder than voice and children learn by imitation.( For details of this check yesterday’s meditation)

B. Through your voice: Some parents have complained “I have been talking but no change, so I will stop talking”! Beloved parents, talking or instructing your children is part of your primary role which no angel or human will do for you.

Our anchor scripture (Deut.6:6-7) gives an information when to do the talking;
Deut. 6: 7. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them:

1. when thou sittest in thine house!* The best position to talk to your children is sitting position. So occasionally call your children to sit down while you teach them the word of God. Teach them morals, ethics and norms.
2. and when thou walkest by the way! This also shows that you can speak about God and His kingdom as you walk together even on transit, use the nature that they can see to pass your message.
3. and when thou liest down!At the point of lying down to sleep, try and share with them the goodness of God for the day.
4. and when thou risest up. This speaks of morning devotion. When you wake up every morning teach your children the word of God. So by all means make sure you are teaching your children. Don’t be tired of talking, correcting and instructing them.

Besides spiritual care is emotional care;

Colossians 3: 21. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

You have a responsibility as a father to care for your children’s emotional well-being. Their emotions matter. Children who feel good, act good. Treating your children with gentleness helps them stay responsive to instruction and correction.

Please note that the psychologist categorize parenting into four:

1. Permissive: Here it is child driven. The child is permitted to do what he chooses as there are no rules.

2. Neglectful: Here the parents is indifferent to the child’s social-emotional behaviour. Little or no guidance.

3. Authoritative: Here you solve problem with the child, set clear rules and expectations and open communication.

4. Authoritarian: Here it is parents driven as you set strict rules and punishment. One way communication. And there’s discipline.

The only one that fits in to biblical parenting is the fourth one. The authoritarian style of Parenting. So if you want to adopt psychology styles of parenting the outcome speaks for itself.

Please note that parents failure in giving adequate parenting to their children often attract God’s wrath;

1 Samuel 3: 13. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

Beloved, observe the statement “I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth;”!

In the story of Eli, the wife was not mentioned, and the entire house will be judged because of the iniquity their father knew! Therefore don’t close your mouth when your children are dabbling into iniquity! (Prov. 29: 15.
Speak when you ought to speak and discipline when you ought to discipline (Prov. 13: 24).
Proverbs 22: 15. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! Jesus is the only way to escape hell

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord help me to embrace the responsibility of biblical parenting in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration;
– I prophesy upon your family life revival, restoration and Christ centeredness in Jesus name
– To every one trusting the Lord for the fruit of the womb, your time has come!

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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