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Do your children know you follow Christ? Sure, they may know you go to church, but do they know you actually follow Jesus? Do your actions show it? If you are like me, then you are not always patient with your children or struggle in other areas. Your lack of perfection does not mean that you don’t follow Him. In fact, when you mess up you tell them you were wrong, that can model Christ better than being good.
But let’s talk about being good. If someone lives in their sin and habitually commits the same sin, then they are probably not followers of Christ. A true believer is sorry about any sins and repents and changes their behavior. A non-believer can rationalize away their sins and not feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit. That doesn’t mean that you will suddenly always be patient or never raise your voice. But it does mean that you won’t be okay with it anymore. Let’s teach our children that sinning is not okay.
Teach your children that you follow Christ and encourage them to follow Him. There are a number of ways you can do this. Here are a few.
1. Spend time in prayer, reading the Bible and worship each day. When you strengthen your faith, it will be easier to teach your children to have faith.
2. Read the Bible and pray with your child each day.
3. Pray for ambulances, fire trucks and medical hospitals when you see them. Teach your children to have a compassion for others and to lift up people to Christ.
4. Pray out loud in front of your children when you praise Him or when you need something (such as when you lose something.) Teach your children that you depend on Him throughout the day and that He is not compartmentalized in your life.
5. Keep your promises. Remember, you represent God to your children. They need to trust you and count on you the way they can trust and count on God.