|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
I am happy to be with you today as we unfold the mysteries in God’s Word again. Last week, I talked on a special feature –Time Investment, which mothers need to cultivate in order to accomplish their God-ordained roles to their children.
This week, I will be unveiling to you, mothers, two main keys needed to effectively carry out your role to your children:
The first key is The Word of God! It is your responsibility to impart the light of God’s Word into your children. For the Bible says: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105). Once light gains access into your children, no matter where they find themselves on earth, it becomes impossible for darkness to overcome them. When the light shines in them, they will become masters over darkness.
God’s Word says: wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy Word (Palm 119:9). Therefore, spend time in teaching your children the Word of God. If they are too small to read, you can read to their hearing. You can also use picture books, drama, etc. Do whatever is within your power to sow the good seed of God’s Word in them. Invest in good Bibles, Christian Literatures, audio and video tapes. What you’re doing is nurturing them in the way of the Lord. By so doing, you are sowing a good seed that will bring in tremendous harvest tomorrow.
The second key is Love and Control! These are two essential ingredients needed by mothers to accomplish their responsibility to their children. Every child wants and needs to be loved. But at the same time and of equal importance is the need for control. By control, I don’t mean turning your child to a puppet. What I mean is being able to restrain them and put a check to certain excesses in their lives by enforcing discipline.
Love and control go hand in hand in producing godly children. Express generosity to your children in words of praise and actions. Let your children be assured of your love; that way, it will be easy to control them. A child that you do not love, you will not be able to control; and a child that you do not control, you cannot claim to love.
If you are not yet born again, to successfully play your role to your children would be a great challenge. Therefore, if you would like to be born again, please pray this simple prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).