Daily Archives: 08/10/2010
As the time approaches for school to begin, there are some things our children need that won’t be on most back-to-school lists. We all know about the folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and such. We may even see the need for graphing calculators or special instruments for their electives that will enhance their overall educational experience.
As parents, we consider their physical appearance, making certain our kids have clean, pressed clothes and appropriate footwear. Sometimes, we prepare them emotionally, by warning them about peer pressure and bullying. But how often do we prepare our children spiritually to be victorious and to succeed?
With my own children, for the past 7 years, before they leave for school, I always pray (aloud) the priestly blessing to start their day. The priestly blessing is found in Numbers 6:24-26 which says “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” I am a firm believer that by speaking the Word of God over them each morning, it has made a HUGE difference. God’s Word will not go out and return to Him void.
What I’ve found to be true is children need structure in every area. Physically, we teach them not to cross the street without looking both ways first. We also teach them what time to be home, better known as a curfew. Moreover, lets remember that there are things our children need that money cannot buy. Remember to be a blessing by speaking a blessing. Children today hear so much negativity, so start each day by professing the Lord’s Word over them. They can be victorious, so let that encouragement begin at home.
- The Iconic “Live Long and Prosper” Hand Gesture Was Originally a Jewish Sign (todayifoundout.com)