Don’t worry this is not a post telling you to put all your money into a pyramid scheme or invest in stocks- this is much deeper than that. The type of investment I am referring to is one into God’s kingdom- an investment in the future of our children.
Parents have a great influence over their children weather it be good or bad, we are the ones who teach them majority of what they know about life, love, freedom, and religion. From the time a child is very young they look to their parents for guidance and direction. It is our responsibility to point them in the right direction- that will lead them to happy, heathy, and fulfilling life.
Part of our job as parents is to teach our children what is and is not acceptable in the eyes of the Lord. Teaching them to have a strong moral and spiritual compass is extremely important for them to have success through-out life.
Choosing not to discipline, correct, and guide our children in the way they should go leads to conflict within the family and the child’s life. Failure to teach our children when they are young leads our children to a number of failures and sins as they navigate through life.
The Bible gives us this example in 1 Kings 1:5-6 David was ill and one of his sons (Adonijah) set up a scheme to take over the kingdom. Scripture tells us that David had never rebuked (express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions.) his son Adonijah at any time.
One of David’s obvious weaknesses expressed in the scripture is his inability to discipline his children. Due to David’s lack of guidance and discipline it led his children to a number of sins and failures.
Parents are always a huge influence on our children’s lives- for the good and the bad. There is nothing that compares to a child being raised by invested, loving, caring parents who discipline and guide their children.
Children are defenseless and know nothing when they enter this world. It is our responsibility as their parents to invest our time, efforts, love, and compassion into them. Preparing them to be productive, positive influences in the world as they grow.
Investing in our children and their well-being is one of the greatest investments anyone could make.
Raising children with the love of God and investing our time and efforts into them- is sowing good seeds into their future, the world’s future, and God’s kingdom.
Thank you Lord for giving us Your word so that we may study it and get to know you more. Thank you for investing Your time, love, and mercy into my life. God I pray that each person that reads this can see Your message. That You would teach us how to make healthy investments into our children’s lives. Guide each one of us in our parenting and teach us to discipline our children when needed. God I raise up our children and dedicate them to Your kingdom. Teach me better ways to invest in my children’s lives in Jesus mighty name I pray.