5 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TRAIN UP GODLY CHILDREN
Children are gifts from God to the world, through their parents.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Psalms 127:3 NKJV
Every parent is a privileged Steward because they do not own their children, they are only made guardians over them and expected to lead them right.
Training godly children is a task that every Christian parent has been given and must commit to wholeheartedly.
Every other blessing God gives a parent is temporary and earthly but the gift of children is eternal because they are souls and destinies, arrows shot by God to earth to fulfill His purpose.
The practices below are great ones to imbibe when training godly children.
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5 Effective Ways To Train Up Godly Children
1. Teach Them To Always Call Upon God
“Out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, to silence the enemy and the avenger” (Ps. 8:2).
2. Teach Them To Love God’s Word
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV
Buying Bible stories, reading it to them, engaging them during family altar and taking them to Sunday School are great ways to encourage children to love the Word of God.
The Word of God is a guide and when children grow in it, they become godly children and eventually godly adults who love God and hate sin and evil.
Leading kids to memorize scriptures is a great practice.
3. Teach Them To Sing Praises To God
Make praising God a norm in your kids’ life.
Let them learn to sing wonderful songs of praise to God by teaching them hymns, Psalms, and praise songs.
Make these songs readily available for them on the TV, phones, and everywhere.
The words of these songs can minister to them at any point in life.
4. Teach Them To Practice Christian Living
Christian children should be taught to practice Christianity daily in every action and decision.
They must live out God’s Word and show His love everywhere they go.
In their relationship with their siblings, classmates, and everyone around them.
The love and lifestyle of God must be seen in them.
Teaching them to write out the fruits of the spirit and learn them is a great way to do this.
“For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.””
Genesis 18:19 NKJV
5. Teach Them To Love The Church
“Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.”
Psalms 26:8 NKJV
The practice of parents going to church and leaving their children at home is one that must be buried forever.
Children must be taught to love the house of God and the fellowship it brings.
This can be done by taking them to church weekly and making them feel like they are part of the service because they are.
The easiest and best way to train godly children is to be a godly parents, lead by example as much as children learn better by what they see than what they are told. To effectively instill all of them above in your children, you must first practice them.
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