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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Family


We Christians involve our family mostly. The order and stability of the Home has been severely change from long time. Our children have changed their life styles drastically. We have to consider and prevent all that society are throws at our children to lure them away from the family and the church?
The parents when they become adults  move out on their own, and they were trained, what they were taught, and what they observed in the home. In the past as babies and keeps running throughout childhood and adolescence ,that training is most important and encouraging .
Children are fix firmly by what we communicate to them with our attitudes and actions than words we used .They think this difference between our words and actions and  sets up a confusing and conflicting thought pattern that can determine whether they will follow in our steps or reject .
In  Timothy, Apostal Paul to his spiritual son in the faith, he said, “Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings” (2 Tim. 3:10-11).
 Key word “ followed.” Is the in that passage, Timothy followed in Paul’s foot steps. Timothy witnessed Paul’s Christ like attitudes, his godly response to suffering, and his unfailing commitment to the Lord.
To leave this kind of example for our children, we must become people of consistency.  God intends that we grow continually in spiritual maturity and integrity (1 Pet. 2:1-2). To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood:
As parents we should be filling our minds and hearts with Scriptures then our children will desire to love and obey the Lord.
  As our kids see our love for God  they feel likely to adopt the same attitude and practice.
Epheians 5 : 22-23 Says 22 Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Saviour. 24Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.
 if we pretend to believe God’s Word but ignore His instructions regarding the home, our children will be confused. Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church.”
As the head of the home, husbands have responsibility to provide, protect,  make decisions, and humble servant to their families. Any man who recognizes the weight of this responsibility knows he needs the help of his wife. Her role of submission is  a cherished helper and partner. Although their roles in the family differ, husbands and wives are equal in worth and value.
 Lord knows that this is the best arrangement for the family. When children grow up in a home where this pattern is honored and practiced, they develop a sense of security and confidence in the wisdom of God’s design for every area of life.
If we want our children to follow us as Timothy followed Paul, we must also be honest and transparent.
We ought to admit when we make mistake and if necessary, apologize to our children. Sometimes we may fear that they will see this as a sign of weakness .Their respect for us increases when we are honest about our failures. Furthermore, they’ll learn the value of a humble and contrite spirit, which is so important to the Lord. Isa 66 -2 Thus says the Lord: Haven is my throne and the earth is my foot stool what is the house that you would build for me, and what is my resting-place? 

We  giving our children the freedom to express their thoughts and feelings when they see any inconsistency in us. Although we will never be perfect parents, we have a perfect heavenly Father who teaches, guides, and trains us along the way.