Have you ever heard a parent say “do as I say and not as I do”? The truth is that our children learn little from what we say but learn volumes from what we do. Human development is imitative by nature, i.e., our children “do as we do and not as we say”. If you are a mother or father, your children will likely become like you whether you like it or not. So then, let’s make sure we are proud of who we are so we can then be proud of who they become.
As we teach our children by our examples I have often wondered what example could make the best, or most impressionable, impact. The American cleric Theodore Hesberg was convinced that the way a father treats a mother was huge, and I have to agree. Here are a few of the obvious benefits to a child…
A picture is worth a thousand words – here is God’s spot light shining down.
I got the awesome opportunity to see this beautiful break in the clouds over the Caribbean which looked like a spot light shining down from heaven, so I call this picture God’s Spot Light. Then of course my mind went to the beginning verses of the Bible where God said, “let there be light”. Here are some other favorite “light quotes” from favorite Bible verses.
You have to see this picture!
What type of person are you? One who takes initiative and makes things happen, or one who blows with the wind allowing the circumstances of life direct your course? Do you live life, or do you let life live you? We can find plenty of self-help authors writing about the value of being proactive and positive in our lives, but is it Biblical? Yes…and no.
We have been given free will by God, to act, and not to be acted upon. We can choose to accept life and liberty through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or we can choose death and captivity outside of God’s grace typified by a life of sin. That is the ultimate. But what about the everyday things? Not only the decisions and choices we make, and the paths we take, but the way in which we make and take them. Let’s consider the following…