Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
I wrote this poem when my children were very young. It popped up yesterday in my Facebook feed and I thought it may be encouraging for other parents...
What They See His eyes see me, Her ears hear me. They know not right from wrong, They depend upon thee. Let me be a beacon, Allow me to shine upon their path. Be a better man moving forward, Erasing my worldly past. Lord give me strength, God affords me new hope. Walking your destined path, Narrow as a rope. For they see my evil ways, Taking note of every sin. How do I correct their ways, As I reflect the world I live in. Let my children look up to me, Let me not fail their impressionable eyes. Looking not outward, But seeking wisdom from your skies. Lord, you gave them to me, Their canvas a pure white. Let me not tarnish your masterpiece, But provide colors that are bright. Our time with these blessings, It may not be very long. Let me pass this test, Getting nothing wrong. From this day I will cherish them, As you have cherished me. Fearing nothing and boldly walking, In your path for them to see.
Our children see everything we do, make sure that you are allowing them to see the version of yourself that best reflects our Lord and Savior!
2 Timothy 3:14–15 (14)
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, (15) and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.