19 Aug Mind your tongue…Someone’s listening
So often we are told to be careful what we say, hmmm, what we don’t say matters greatly as well.
I went grocery shopping with my 12year old the other day and while walking back to the car she says “mummy, can I ask a question”? I said “I am all ears” and then she asks “why don’t you use swear words, you don’t curse as well? Now this is a ‘heavy’ question coming from a 12 year old and this made me think about those things that are not so obvious our children are noticing about us and the world around them.
It is sad, but I have heard mothers use swear words in their regular conversations like it is normal and I wonder, I wonder about so many things.
I commend every mother for all the hard work, doing her very best in nurturing, instilling discipline most importantly modelling the right path to their children, it is a sacrifice you will live long to enjoy in peace and health.
But this said we have much work ahead of us. The world we live in today permits so many unhealthy habits and behaviours but the onus is on us to let our children know what is the right and acceptable way. And the best way to teach this very essential lesson is to model it.
“The family is a child’s first classroom and the mother especially it’s very first and most important teacher.“
Mummy watch your words and behaviours (Ephesians 5 vs 4).
Mummy be mindful of the company you keep (1 Corth 15 vs 33: Provb 13 vs 20)
Mummy be particular about how you look ( 1 Peter 3 vs 3-4)
Mummy be alert always.
These children are godly, precious seeds, you don’t treat precious things anyhow, you guard them jealously, take care of them properly amongst other things.
And this is our planting season we must rise up to sow, nurture and tend to our children from every ungodliness around them looking for access to tempt, corrupt and mislead them.
You may think this is making a fuss out of nothing, but it isn’t, if only we choose to cooperate with God in this business of parenting, live right with the Lord and we abide in the spirit of unity with our husbands we will be able to plant good seeds in their lives.
…Just me musing
Tsom prays you are made complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work before you this week.