Monday, January 10, 2011

Follow the Leader...

Follow the leader


BabyLuv, my son, follows me EVERYWHERE!. While I am doing chores around the house, bustling from room to room, it's funny seeing him crawling behind me and trying to catch up with me. There are some instances where I am just too fast and if I round the corner without him, he bursts into tears. Ahh my baby!

Proverbs 22 vs 6 :Direct your children onto the right path,and when they are older, they will not leave it.

As parents, it is our job not only to point our children to heaven but to also lead the way. Too often we have a "Do as I say not as I do" and whether we know or not, it chips away not only at the faith of those around us but those of our children.

As women we can get so carried away to the point of almost being flippant when thinking of having a baby.

I wanna handsome boy who looks just like his daddy, he'll be all gucci'ed out and go to the best schools and then I will have a girl ; God pls let her have "good hair" and I will dress her up with bows and ribbons. I am going to be the hawtest mummy on the block...ooh I hope I keep my figure...


If we knew 1/10th of the spiritual responsibility having a child is, a lot of us would run from it. Parenthood doesn't end with just physically providing but it demands a spiritual nurturing that requires us to teach...

Bedtime Stories

Duet 6 vs 7:Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.


MOTHERS
You can start by praying for yourself and your husband; that God will will give you the spiritual capabilities to lead your children in the way of the Lord. That you will be Godly examples to their innocent eyes. Then pray for your children, pray everyday that they will come to love the Lord, that every attack upon their lives (and trust me y'all, the devil is going to try) will come to naught. Then take actual steps of leadership, be sensitive to watch you watch/listen to on TV and radio, make up a family prayer time where you all come together to pray as one. Trust me children see EVERYTHING and God has placed in their heart a desire to emulate you so use this to your advantage!

MOTHERS 2 BE...
You have a role too. It is never too late to start praying for your future children. Pray and start confessing who they will become. Start speaking life into them and prophesy upon their lives.


SINGLE LADIES...
(Did you think you would get off so easy...heheh)

Start grooming yourselves to become moms i.e do you know how to change diapers, Make a bottle?. Have you decided how you want to school your children (public vs private vs Home school)? Also be sensitive to the Man you intend to marry. Ask yourself if he has the potential to be a good father in the future. (If he tells you right of the bat that he hates children...umh, it might be a red flag!)


Whether we believe it or not, we will give account for the time we had in our children's life. Even though it is ultimately our children's decision whether they eventually invite Christ into their lives; what will we do with the time God has given us to influence them?



Let's make it count....


...musings from atop the potter's wheel

5 comments:

Jaycee said...

"we will give account for the time we had in our children's life..."

Those words pierced me. Praying for my future children. Thanks so much for this.

In the midst of her said...

It is a very sobering thought but we can do all things through Christ Jesus who is our strength!

Yankeenaijababe said...

I love the gospel music on your blog by hillsong...nice post, truly worth pondering on, hopefully we shall raise kids that would grow up to be worthy citizens on earth and in heaven..:=)

Lil Miss Thang said...

this is so true, we will influence our childrens decision. food for thought...

I'd like to see your post titled "leaving baggage behind" its on my dashboard but not on your site... maybe you drafted it but did not post?

In the midst of her said...

Hey LMT.... I am happy you enjoyed reading. I am working on the post "leaving your baggage behind" n mistakenly posted a rough draft. I will def be posting it this week so stay tuned.....