So I'm kind of cheating today, but I promise its a good thing! These posts are generated by my life, things I read and other things I see and hear. A few weeks ago I read something I just loved. Instead of me rewriting it, I'll just link you to it.
Before I do that, though, I want to frame it. Throughout scripture, the Lord has consistently given us the choice between two options. This is so vitally important to teach our children. The world around them will tell them they get to choose from among many, many options. However this is not what Jesus says,
"6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.", John 14:6, NKJV
He doesn't give a couple different choices (though the world around us will say that there are many choices). He is THE way, THE truth and THE life. The choice is between Him and the wrong choice.
Our job as parents is to point our children to Jesus, recognizing we can't make the choice for them. Just like the star that led the wise men to Jesus in the manger, it is our job to lead them to the risen Savior so they can choose Him. Leading them to Him means placing the choice before them and helping them know that not choosing Him means choosing death. Choosing Him means choosing life!!
"See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him and to keep His commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.", Deuteronomy 30:15-16, NIV
Without further ado, here's the link I promised. Please take a read and be blessed!!