Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
How much time do you spend training your child? It's not the church or the school's job to raise your child. God gave you that responsibility!
Nothing can take the place of a godly parent in a child's life. Take time to train your child. Spend some one-on-one time with them strengthening your parent/child bond.God has given you the task of raising your child; do all you can to obey that command!
We are becoming a country of deadbeat dads who don't pay their bills and dead-tired moms who work two jobs to pick up the slack. Even many parents who pay for their children don't pay attention to their children. In so doing, they miss out on some of life's greatest joys - hearing a small giggle or holding a small hand.
Probably the best thing that society can do for its toddlers is to make"parent" an honorable title again. No job is more important, yet no job is more often taken for granted. We teach work skills but not life skills, how to change a carburetor but not a diaper, how to treat a customer but not a kid.
Becoming a parent should be the result of love; a sign of a lasting relationship, not just a passing infatuation; a source of pride, and not remorse. Only then will our children be safe.
Even in Christian homes parents get so busy with work, hobbies, and sometimes church, that they neglect their families. Psalm 127:3 says, "Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
God has given you a great gift in your children. He's entrusted you to raise them the way he desires! What a great responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly! Father's Day is observed this month, so Dads love your children and teach them about the mighty God that we serve.
Happy Father's Day!
Randy Morris, Minister