23 Apr This Thing Called Home Training!
I don’t know if it is just me, but I have observed a rise in the display of ill-manners in our children of recent. And while musing over it, I wondered if it is not a problem that started a while back with obvious ripple effects on the children of today.
My heart bleeds, nooooo screams in utter disbelief when I encounter such children and most times their mothers’ actions or reactions like it’s normal.
What is happening? Are we trading our cultural values, are we becoming so ‘westernized ‘that we have chosen to overlook these things? Or is it a case of the blind leading the blind here?
As a mother, I strongly believe our children are direct reflections of our values and vision as parents. And to this end we must be deliberate about what we do with them and how we raise them.
Genesis 18 v 19: “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord , to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
Psalms 127 v 3: “Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the Lord , The fruit of the womb a reward.”
These two passages inform us that God is greatly concerned about how “His Heritage and gift” to us turn out.
We can take a cue from the Proverbs 31 mother who keeps an eye on everyone in her household and keeps them all busy and productive.
Let’s keep an eye on our children their associations, lifestyle/habits and mannerisms.
The home is where character is formed in a child.
The home is where respect and responsibility are instilled.
The home is where service to humanity is taught.
The home is where the fear of God is taught, sown and nurtured.
The home is a school of life for our children not a refuge from life. Teach them, equip them adequately so that they are able to take their place in society and play their roles appropriately.
Mothers we have a lot of work to do. Receive strength by His grace.