10. Humble Themselves
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the key to salvation is humility. When my kids act in humility and pray to God with His will in mind, God promises to forgive their sin and heal their land- “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). In this self-centered violent world, kids can know they can have an active role in making a difference in it. But to make that difference, they must approach the Throne of God with an attitude that says, “I can’t do this without you,” rather than “I know it all.” If my kids can model that for their peers, the better the chance they can make a tangible difference in it.
It is tough to instill biblical principles in kids today. But if I want to teach my kids to love God well, I have to model it. After all, if I am the hands and feet of Christ, I may be the main example of Jesus they see.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year and the Enduring Light Silver Medal, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her first book with Leafwood Publishers, An Invitation to the Table, came out September 2016. She also teaches at various writers' workshops, such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She and her husband live in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Caleb and Leah. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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