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Raise Your Kids In Church

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     I heard someone say a few days ago, “See, that just goes to show you that you can raise your kids in church all you want to, but……” and it literally shattered my heart.

     All because that kid had made a mistake. All because that kid’s sin was brought to light.

     Let me just tell you…… We don’t raise our kids in church so they can grow up perfect. We don’t raise our kids in church because it magically makes them unable to sin or holier-than-thou.

     We do however raise our kids in church

so WHEN they mess up and WHEN they fall short, they know just who to run to.

So they know that their Lord and Savior will NEVER leave nor forsake them no matter how big or small their mess up might be.

So they know their Heavenly Father will always leave the 99 if they are that ONE that needs saving.

So they will know what grace is like and give it out freely.

So they will know the unconditional love of their Father and love those around them just the same regardless of anything else.

So they know that there is absolutely NOTHING in this world they could do that our Saviors blood hasn’t already covered.

I will never apologize for raising my children in church. I will never apologize for making sure our family makes church a priority over anything else. Because it’s more than just a song and a sermon. It’s more than just a memorized Bible verse in Sunday School. It’s for when this cruel world we live in comes knocking on their door, they personally know the solid rock on which they stand. It’s so they know there is nothing too dirty, that He can’t make worthy. - Alex R Pate.

     It takes a village right? Why not have a village of faith filled believers help raise your children. When you are sick, why not have a village at your door helping you? My 15 year old was at youth group last week and he was asked the question, “How did you get to know Jesus?” His answer was, “Through going to church and our at home bible studies that I enjoy attending.” Having your children hear the word of God is helping you plant that seed of faith. Pray with your children and be intentional in them hearing the depth of you speaking to the Father.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6 NKJV


Posted by Janiece Higgins.

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