What are we teaching our children? Everything starts at home. We are our childrens’ first teachers, but what are we teaching. Are we teaching cheating, doubt, fear, violence?To obtain money and material items, no matter what the cost,or who gets hurt?… Are we teaching that having/wearing the latest fashions, cars, are more important than being educated? Are we teaching beat downs rather than lift ups. Are we even showing/teaching our children to love and respect? Are we teaching that the school is a place to bully, fight, get back at someone, instead of a place to learn and grow? If anyone saw the Chicago news yesterday (11/22), as most of us did, you saw at least 40 kids get arrested because of a school fight.That was a very saddening news story, very disturbing. One can only wonder what is going on in the homes and minds of our youths? Is this the way that we want our youths to be portrayed, don’t we all want something better for our children? Is this what so many died and fought for? When we see these type of news stories, we have to ask ourselves what is going on with our youths, with our adults? Are we just going to allow the youths to destroy themselves, to never know what it’s like to have a real future, just get lost and caught up in the system or worse? Where are the life values, simple home training, just common decency? Are we really loving our children, or committing child neglect? Do we just sit back and hope that it doesn’t spill over into our yard? Why are we allowing so much self destruction in our youths? Where are the parents? When was the last time that you had breakfast/ dinner with your child. When was the last time that you just sit and talked with them, or asked about their day? Being a nosy parent can be a good thing. Parents we need to parent, we need to intervene, find our what’s going on and get rid of the evil from the root. We need to pray and ask the Lord to heal our communities/schools, our homes and our hearts.. Take a long look at our priorities. We need to stop saying there is nothing that we can do, where do we start? These are our children, there is always a way. What we are sowing in our children, is what’s being harvesting by their actions. Conflicts do not end when violence is used. Pray and be responsible for your child’s upbringing, start there. We are in need of a transformation first in our homes, then in our communities. There is nothing to hard for God to remove or restore, if he can bring dry bones back to life, surely he can restore/ bring life into our communities.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not
Be blessed, keep God first, and keep looking up.
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