Words To Tell Our Children
“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life…”
What precious gifts our children are from God. I marvel, as I am sure you do, that God would entrust them to us… He must truly see something in us that we cannot see.
My husband and I have four children and as we have been told so often over the years by those much wiser than ourselves, “They grow up quickly!” I would say now they grow up even quicker than that. It is as if we blinked our eyes only one time, and twenty years flew by.
I can still remember the advice given us, from a manager that my husband reported to, when we were nearing the birth of our first child. He said something like, “After a month or so, move your baby to his own room, in his own bed, and when he cries at night, don’t rush in and pick him up until his next feeding time. Simply, cover him back up, make sure he is dry and comfortable, and then leave him to go back to sleep. Let him cry a little if need be, but don’t pick him up until his next feeding time.”
I know this advice would horrify some, but for us, it was the best advice we could have received. It worked with our first baby and I wish I could say we were diligent enough to use it for all four of our babies. Yet, I understand that while this may have been good advice for us, it may not have worked for others.
I’m so thankful that the Word of God is good for all of God’s children and it is a blessing for any of us who take the time to read it and do what it says. It makes for a firm foundation for us and our children and our children’s children.
Inspired to Cherish
Let’s take time to read Proverbs 6. Now let’s write Proverbs 6:20-23 in our personal journals.
If you have children or grandchildren in your life, or even nieces, nephews or neighborhood children, you may want to write them a special letter in your beautiful handwriting using these verses. Maybe you can even type it up and frame it like this:
This is only one of many different prayers you can take time to type up for a special person. Search the Scriptures and find the perfect one for that precious gift God has placed in your life.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read September Devotion with me. I can’t believe how this month has flown by. I have plans to read through the four Gospels during the month of October and would love for you to join me. You can get more details here: Gospel Read Thru In October
You can find the other days to this devotional here: September 1, September 2, September 3, September 4, September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 9, September 10, September 11, September 12, September 13, September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18, September 19, September 20, September 21, September 22, September 23, September 24, and September 25