Posts tagged ‘Parenting’
On Mondays, I’m going to be sharing about a ministry that I feel you should know about either to bless you and your family (like today) or because you might want to get involved in/be aware of what they are doing. Today, I’d like to share about a website called Raising Godly Children (twitter: @GospelParenting).
Raising Godly Children’s mission statement is:
RGC believes the HOME should be the center for discipleship and evangelism. The church should complement the teachings that take place at the home. Our desire is that these online ministry pages will help Godly Parents (particularly Fathers) in their pursuit to train their children up in God’s word. There will be helpful videos, articles, and other materials posted to help parents Raise Godly Children.
I have read a number of their articles and have been blessed by them (like this one about children in worship services). If you are a parent, I would encourage you to check out this site! There are a number of great articles on things like Family Worship and holidays and even a page full of training resources.
I hope this website is a blessing to you and your family!
Have a great Monday!
(By sharing about this ministry, I am not endorsing it or its views. I have no connection or affiliation with this ministry.)
1 My people, hear my instruction;
listen to what I say.
2 I will declare wise sayings;
I will speak mysteries from the past—
3 things we have heard and known
and that our fathers have passed down to us.
4 We must not hide them from their children,
but must tell a future generation
the praises of the Lord,
His might, and the wonderful works
He has performed.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and set up a law in Israel,
which He commanded our fathers
to teach to their children
6 so that a future generation—
children yet to be born—might know.
They were to rise and tell their children
7 so that they might put their confidence in God
and not forget God’s works,
but keep His commands.
8 Then they would not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not loyal
and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Becoming a Father causes you to ask questions all the time. Questions like, “Why is she crying?”, “What will her voice sound like?”, “Does she recognize me?”, and “Why is she still crying?”
It is so easy to get caught up in the daily quest to keep this little girl happy (partially because we want to avoid her crying, but also because we both honestly love watching her smile), but sometimes in doing that, we miss what’s really significant, what she really needs.
So what do you think, what does Avery need? A safe environment? Loving parents? Good friends? A solid education? Fashionable clothes? A cell phone? Church?
As important as any of those things are, none of them can change my daughter’s heart.
There is so much I would like to say about this, but instead I would like to share a song. This music video by Shane & Shane beautifully articulates, probably better than I ever could, my daughter’s true need: Jesus.
Please take a few minutes, watch this video and let me know what you think about it.