• Pastor Charlie Rivens

Mothers Attentive to Children - Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Children need attention. They spell love, T-I-M-E. We can be so busy, even busy doing good things that we miss out on God’s best, which is spending time with our children. They need time to laugh and time to cry, time to run and jump, and time to be still and nap. Children need time to pray, go to the library, make show angels, ski and play dolls, dress up, make believe, play in the dirt, climb trees and play hide and seek. 

Parents have the tremendous privilege to invest time in their children, to have dates, hunt and shop together. You can take trips, run on the beach, chase sand crabs, swim and watch the sun go down. You can eat a peanut butter sandwich and pretzels at their school; attend their sporting events and proudly watch their school play or awards ceremony.

If we miss our children experiencing life, we neglect them. If we neglect our children, there is a high probability they will reject us and/or our faith. Indeed, their perception of dad and mom is their perception of God. If we are distant, uninvolved and disengaged, so they will see their Heavenly Father. Therefore, invest time, money and love in your child

Let your child watch you “do life,” let them see you trusting God with a difficult situation, or watch you give Him credit for a great success. Then as they mature into adults, your child feels accepted rather than neglected, they respect mom and dad, and they embrace faith in Jesus. Holy Bible App.


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