Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Story from a Christian Mother regarding what her son said

Story from a Christian Mother regarding what her son said

Editorial | Advent Messenger

When my son was a small boy playing with his buddies in the back yard, I overheard a part of their conversation: One boy said proudly, “My Dad knows the mayor of our town!”
Another boy said, “That’s nothing—my dad knows the governor of the state.”

Wondering what was coming next in the program of bragging I presently heard a familiar voice say, “That’s nothing—my dad knows God!”

I quickly slipped away from my place of eavesdropping with tears of joy running down my cheeks. I dropped to my knees and prayed gratefully, “Oh God, I pray that my boy will always be able to say, ‘My dad knows God.’”

Our own lifestyle choices, behaviors, and attitudes are the primary influences that shape our children’s characters. Whether we know it or not, our children are like sponges that will replicate everything their parents do: expressions, attitudes, mannerisms, life perspectives. These are the characteristics that will shape their identity. What we as parents "DO." And not only what we say.

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.