Never underestimate the power of influence you have in over your children. We can instruct them all we want, but ultimately they are going to follow the example that we as parents put before them every day.
We always start our day off with the word in some form or fashion but this morning I continued about my day listening to Eagle Mountains Sunday service online. I walked away from my desk for a bit to clean the kitchen & turned around to find Chloe who was now sitting in my chair listening to the service too. It doesn't look like much, but there is more at work here than meets the eye.
I have watched God work through this little girl & shift the atmosphere with her laughter, her praise, and bold conversation with perfect strangers. And this past weekend was no different. On our way to the park Saturday morning she told me that she was going to pray for someone, to which I replied, "really - ok." Sure enough, not 5 minutes after we had arrived I looked up from across the playground to witness my child down on her knees in front of this 2-year-old little boy with one hand on her heart and the other hand on his forehead praying for him.
As I approached trying to catch this moment on camera, the mom was just standing there watching in amazement. She said she just walked up to her and asked if she could pray for her little boy. Well, turns out, they had just moved to Tallahassee about a year ago and began going to church here in town. WOW! Don't just randomly bring your children to church and hope they turn out to be good people. Take the lead in your home. Teach them, lead them, & guide them not just in words, but by way of example of what true Christianity is all about. You'd be amazed at the results you get.
"Dedicate your children to God and point them in the way that they should go, and the values they’ve learned from you will be with them for life." - Proverbs 22:6(TPT)