Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Training Up Children!

Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

God never said that this would be easy.

Sandra and I love our boys. They are full of energy: playing, they are musical, athletic......but the most important thing is they believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Just like every kid, our boys need attention in many ways. They are getting ready to go back to school. Meaning, they need school clothes, books, binders, pencils.....Yikes! It can get expensive! They need to get back on a schedule to get ready for chores, school, and sports practice. They have been going everywhere this summer and their schedules have been thrown off. The mood around the house isn't the greatest when Sandra and I are trying to get them going on a normal schedule again. It can be difficult.

Parents....I know you are probably going through some of the same things that the Garzas are.... trying to get your kids ready for school and back on a regular schedule. As I mentioned above......it's not easy. We need to rely on God to help us with our children. Let's pray that not only will we take care of the physical needs of our children, let's pray that we will continue to train up our children spiritually in Jesus Christ.

As the new school year starts, we pray DEAR Lord that you will guide and protect our children. Help them to make godly decisions in Jesus' name. Help us as parents to guide our children to walk the Christian walk in the way that you want us to. Lord...Help them with their studies, their peers, their teachers, and of course their relationship with You. Lord, help them to stick up for their beliefs in You and not be side-tracked with worldly psycho-babble! When our children are old......we want to be sure that they have not departed from you. Lord....we love you...In Jesus Name.


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