Did You Know Your Children Are Following You?
December 10, 2013
Deuteronomy 4:9, 11:18–21
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 4:9
Take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days
Our children follow in our footsteps, whether we like or not. If your children have already followed you into a mess, do not expect God to fix everything overnight. He does not work like that in most cases. Of course God can work miracles, but He might say, “I am not doing too many more miracles for you, because you are not learning principles. You are not passing on a spiritual heritage.”
Do you own your own home, your car, your furniture? If not, then you are also teaching your children by your example not to own anything.
Whenever you have a problem, do you go see somebody in the church who is “spiritual”? You are teaching your children to depend on other people for their communication with God. If your children cannot find that “spiritual” person when they get in trouble, they may see the commercial on TV and dial somebody “spiritual” at a 900 number.
Whatever you are teaching your children by example, remember that everything is generational.
Heavenly Father, in Your mercy show me any hidden sins, evil ways, or dangerous habits in my life that could bring hurt to me, to my children, or to my children’s children. I repent of my sins, for I want to walk holy before You and my family. Help me teach as much by godly example as by my spoken words of instruction. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.