Raising Godly Children

And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring.

Malachi 2:15

From the beginning of Adam and Eve to the present time, God is seeking godly offspring. It’s our responsibility as parents to take this role of leading our children to God seriously and intentionally. God can do great things if we are willing to R-A-I-S-E godly children:

R – Remember to live and speak God’s word
The first step to raising godly children is to be hearers and doers of God’s word. Our words must correlate with the Bible in the instruction of life.

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children” (Deuteronomy 4:9)

A – Anticipate times of failure/weakness both ways
Because we are imperfect people—we will be imperfect parents. Yet, if we own up to our faults and failures, we are teaching our children to experience God’s grace in our times of weakness. This way they will expect grace when they fail as well.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

I – Initiate the tough conversations with discernment
Sometimes we struggle with dealing with difficult conversations that may make us feel uncomfortable. However, if we ask God for wisdom and discernment, He will show us the right words to say at the right time.

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13)

S – Seek the Lord in prayer to lead them in the right paths
Our children will eventually grow up to make their own decisions for life. We can continue to pray that God will lead them in the right direction even if they are terribly off course.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

E – Expect God to move according to His will
Faith is what will drive us to keep praying even when it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Regardless of what we see, Christian parents can stand in the gap of faith for their children to know God.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)


Dear Lord, I need Your hand to lead me in this parenting role. I can’t do it without You. Strengthen me to be the parent I need to be for these children. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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