Monday, April 14, 2014

What are your kids soaking in?

In this world our kids are exposed to so much! We need to be an impact on their lives and expose them to the truth! Just for example give my 5 year old a weekend at the house. I hear “Mom, I want …(the name of the toy)…batteries not included!” I asked him if he knew what “batteries not included meant?” Of course he didn’t, but he knew what he wanted. Later on…”MOM I want a Mixel each sold separately!” And then again just this morning while I am cleaning up a little accident, “Mom you really need to buy Sparkle! It really helps you clean and is easy on your wallet.” Um yes, once again it only took a commercial to influence him. We need to focus on being the influence on our children. Do we try to live out Deut. 6:6-9? If we would just take the time to show our children something about our heavenly Father every day, just imagine what they could soak up and share with others. Now if only we had decent commercials for our kids to learn some wholesome lessons from!

"You must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. Tie them to your hands as a reminder and wear them on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Deut. 6:6-9 (NLT)

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