Mile Markers on the Road of Godly Parenting
As I sat for about 92 hours over these past few days behind the steering wheel, often moving at 102 feet per second, I started noticing how many details the Interstate Highway System has incorporated to keep the millions of us drivers on the right road.
Now with all that in mind, if it takes that much reminding to keep us merely on a physical road to not stray off the path, don't you think the God of the Universe would similarly mark the pathway we need to stay on for raising our children?
Well the good news is that He has. And in the map book called God's Word is a clearly marked trail for Parenting and Grandparenting our Families in Godliness. May I just trace that map through the Bible with you today?
Mile Markers on the Road of Godliness in Parenting
GODLY LIVING Titus 2:11-13 "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ." NKJV (I WILL LEARN TO LIVE FOR GOD EACH DAY)
OUTREACHING Matthew 28:18-20 "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (When you have an outreach directed life you get the authority of God, and the personal presence of Jesus in an especially promised way. Remember the context of these verses is outreach!)
INTEGRITY: I John 1:5-7 "This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." (LIGHT-WALKING)
SPIRIT-FILLED: Ephesians 5:18-21 "And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God."
Spirit-Filled living makes us submissive in every area of our lives.
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