“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
Beloved begin now to give your children spiritual food. Don’t say they cannot understand or I will wait until they are teenagers. Start now from day one because there is a way spiritual things get to them even though the full impact may not be seen immediately. In fact you should be able to speak the scriptures to a child you are carrying in your hands and even in your womb. They have a way of sensing what you say because it is spirit communicating with spirit. So don’t say it is too early. It is never too early to begin to give a taste of spiritual things to a child. When they are grown up and are ripe to make their own decisions they would have made up their minds on what they want in life.
Most times children do not know how to make decisions and so need to be helped in their decision making. The idea of leaving them alone to make important decisions will not help them. Remember the Bible says train up a child in the way he should go. That is, give him a taste of the things you want him to become. As children they find it difficult to say no and so they depend on you to say no for them. When they learn early that there are certain things they should accept and some they should not accept, they will know the right decision to make when it matters. You should also choose for them the kind of language they should speak because there are some things that should not proceed out of the mouth of a child. When you notice those unwholesome words which they pick up outside, say to them “No don’t speak like that because you are a prince, you are a king, you are better off than that.”
Don’t forget too to guide them in the kind of company they should keep. Psalms 1:1-3 says “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” If you desire for your child to prosper, guide him in the company to keep. However you must make sure you don’t talk down on them or allow them to talk down on themselves because they are children of God. I declare to you today that your children are blessed and they will bring you joy always.
Further reading: Psalm 1:1-6
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!