Tuesday - "Train Up a Child"

BIBLE READING: Proverbs 22:6

Worrying is a part of parenting. Am I teaching my kids the right things? Am I showing them how to behave as an adult?  Am I nurturing them enough or am I hovering too much? We question ourselves and our skills. Nobody prepared us for how much our hearts would ache and stress over these children. Nobody prepared us for how much desire we will have for these children to know the Lord and to walk with Him. Nobody prepared us for the questions we would have about what to do. And yet, we put on a strong front for our kids. We don't want them to know that we wonder if we are doing an okay job at this parenting thing.

In Proverbs 22:6 there a nugget of truth tucked subtly into this great book. As parents, we can take great encouragement from this verse. If we plant the seed, it will come to fruition. The knowledge of God and His Word will always be present in our youth’s mind. I was having a conversation with a grandmother one day, and she mentioned about how her son, who was raised in the church, had left, but was now showing signs of coming back. She said that she took good comfort in this verse, in that, the verse never says he will never depart from it, rather that when he is old he will not depart from it. Let us all hope and pray that are youth will never depart from it.

Please keep those participating in Lads-to-Leaders in your prayers this week that their efforts will be successful, and that they will go in the way they are being trained, and not depart from it.

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