And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 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: 6-7 NKJV
Do we do this? Is this a picture of our homes today? How many of us can honestly say that we spend time ‘diligently’ teaching our children about the Lord? Are we planting the Word in our hearts and in the hearts of our children? We cannot pass the blame if we’ve not done what God has ordered.
First and foremost, our children whatever their age may be, must see us seeking the Lord with all our hearts. When we do, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives and our children will hunger for the fruit of it. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Thats right! The more we seek the face of God, the more we will see the fruit of the Spirit evident in our homes. We can be good people, have lots of money, a nice home, a good job, be honest and reputable, but if our lives are a wreck, our children are unruly, we’re unfaithful, divided and our homes have no peace. What sort of testimony is that?
I’m not saying that bad things don’t happen to good people. I’m saying that good people can have bad things happen and still walk in peace because they know the Word and trust in the Lord! Their foundation is stable and secure. They’re like a tree planted deep thats not uprooted at the first major storm that comes by. They know that just because they’re a Christian doesn’t mean that life will have no battles, they’re just prepared for that battle.
When they read Psalm 91, they see themselves in that picture. Stable, secure, covered, saved from hidden traps and deadly sickness. They know that when they speak the Word over their situation regardless of what they see in the natural, it’s a done deal in the supernatural and they rest in that.
Thank you Lord for a heart that follows hard after you. You’ve got my back! my front! my sides! You’re all around me, above me, beneath me (I’m doin the happy dance right now!). What a good and faithful Father you are. Help me to always be a finely tuned instrument You can play. One that brings a sweet sound of worship and praise before Your throne and challenges others to do the same. For Your glory and in the name above all names, Jesus. Amen