|Where do your priorities lie? With the Creator or with His creation? |
Who are you trying to please?
Things that should make you go hmmmmmm...
What would this give our children? A confidence and desire in discovering who God created them to be. A true self - confidence, not as the world gives – but as God gives. It would teach them how beautiful they are in the eyes of their Heavenly Father. It would set the example of how we are to love, because no greater love is there than what God gave us through the shed blood of His son, Jesus Christ who died for forgiveness of our sins.
In the book of Genesis God created Adam, Adam had fellowship with God before God brought Eve into His life (and notice God brought Eve into Adam’s life, Adam did not go “looking” for Eve). God knew exactly what it was that Adam needed and fashioned a helpmate for him. (You can read all about this in Genesis Chapter 2). There is an order to things and a reason for that order.
"So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." (1 Corinthians 3:7)
We live in a sinful world, one that does not teach the importance of having a personal relationship with God, so deciding to have a personal relationship and make Jesus your Lord and Savior goes against the grain of what the world is teaching, no wonder it is so hard for our children to keep their heads above the sewage of what the world dictates is important and calls how they have been raised or what they believe as “politically incorrect.” (Talk about peer pressure… Even grown -ups give in to it. You must hold yourself to the standard of “The Jones’” and if you don’t, you have fallen below the proverbial bar). Those poor Jones’, what constant pressure they must feel. Honestly, who is it more important to impress other adults or God? Because when they stand before Him, what has been deemed as ‘successful” in the eyes of the world and other adults will be mere rubbish to God and as far as my Word shows me – we stand before Him ALONE, taking nothing of this world with us, other people’s opinions won’t matter – all that will matter is what GOD thinks…
What else can we do?
We can to the best of our ability give our children a strong spiritual foundation and pray that God will put in their lives people that will build upon it and help them grow and know their worth in Him.
The ironic thing is that one of our promises is:
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all else shall follow." (Matthew 6:33)
Who knows better than we do what that "all else" should be? (Be it a mate, be it provision, etc...) The thing is He desires us to seek HIM first.