Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Raising Children to Serve the Lord!
This is my greatest desire to have children that will walk in truth and serve the Lord.
I was reading over at Crystals blog Biblical Womanhood about the older women teaching the younger women and I often ask the Lord when do I become that older women?
My oldest daughter is nineteen and our youngest child is 2 years old so I still feel like I am in the mist of training our children and raising them for the Lord. My husband and I were saved when our oldest two children where 3 years old and 1 years old.
I have thanked the Lord so many times for saving my husband and I while our children were still so young.
So am I an older women? I just turned 45 years old so I feel old some days :) But than I have my struggles and I do not feel worthy of being able to give advise to the precious young wives out there desiring to do what is right.
I prayed about it and I feel that I can at least share some of the lessons that I have learned since I was saved in 1992.
I have been married for 22 years now and the Lord has richly blessed my marriage to my wonderful husband Doug.
So I thought I would start there. I hope that this series can be a blessing and encouragement to some one out there.
Raising our children for the Lord has to start with ourselves. The Lord has really been impressing on my heart that I need to be the example in my Christian life if I desire to see my children serving God. Lately I have felt frustrated because I do not seem to have the quiet time that I need with my savior every day. So this morning the Lord helped me and I was up at 5:00am to do my devotions. Now I am not saying this to make any of you feel that you have to get up at 5:00am to do your devotions I just find that for myself if I do not get up that early I just cannot find a quiet time with no one else up .
With that said I must say that I am not a morning person so getting up at 5:00am is not easy for me but I am praying that the Lord will help me to continue this. I would greatly appreciate your prayers for me in this matter. :)
I can always tell when I have not had my devotions my day seems to go wrong in every area and I just do not have the peace that only comes from walking in the spirit and not in my flesh.
I have learned that I can not train my children for the Lord in my own power. I need Gods intervention.
After my personal relationship with the Lord my relationship with my husband is the next most important thing.
If I desire to have children that will live for the Lord than my relationship with my husband has to be right.
Oh how I struggle with this. I desire so much to have a meek and quiet spirit and to be submissive to my husband in every area of my life. I know that God has commanded me to be in submission to my husband and this is something that he has been working on in my life.
If we do not have the right kind of relationship with our husbands one of respect and honor than our children will not respect the authority in our home.
Also our children need to see that mommy and daddy are happy together and that they have a stable home and a place of love.
I do struggle with this. I love my husband but so often I find myself not talking to him in a respectful tone and I have to ask him to forgive me.
Praise the Lord that he does not give up on me and that he promises to keep working in my life to make me the godly women that he desires me to be.
I have read several books about being a godly wife so I thought I would mention a couple.
The Excellent Wife, and Created to be his helpmeet. I would recommend you to read these books as a help and an encouragement.
God Bless, Kathy