keep-calm-and-love-your-childrenTake authority over your children or someone else will.  That’s what I kept hearing today.  If I don’t teach my children how important they are to Christ, how sought after and loved they are, then someone else is going to come along and tell them what the world thinks about them.  You HAVE to take the authority God has given you in your children’s lives and speak blessings into them.  They need to know how loved they are no matter what; that nothing they will ever do can change your love for them or God’s love for them; that God has created them with a beautiful soul to pour out this love to others.

The world is going to fill their heads with who it thinks they should be or need to be or how it thinks they need to act or dress or talk. The world is setting the standards for this generation and it is not at all the way God intended it to be, which is to love God and love one another.  The world’s standards seem to be: change yourself and do whatever it takes to make the world love YOU.  NO!

If people would see the value that God has placed in them, they wouldn’t desire what the world has to offer.  Instill this in your children at an early age and if they’re older, it’s not too late to speak this into their lives.  I am learning this on both levels.  My children are 20, 7, and 4.  My 20  year old was a learning experience for me. We’ve been going through this together but I’m not giving up my authority just because she’s an adult.  God still gave her to me.  He has shown me her value and her worth, and constantly confirming how He is protecting her for the amazing things He has planned for her.  I will not allow the enemy any authority over my children, young or old.

I pray that every parent out there would read their Bible and speak His life giving words over your children.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. – Romans 12:2

Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation. – Joel 1:3

For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy. – 1 Corinthians 7:14

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged. – Colossians 3:21

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