TRAIN YOUR CHILD
In 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (MSG), we read: “You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.”
Parenting isn’t for cowards; it’s for warriors. Let’s look at the third principle found in Psalm 127 about raising champion children…
A warrior understands that providing strength and direction requires training. True success is never the result of an accident. A warrior doesn’t go into battle unprepared. He trains and expects his training to “kick in” when he needs it. Raising champion children isn’t the result of a coin toss or good genes. Champions are trained to be champions.
Parents, your children can be wise beyond their years. How? By learning from you! Training your children isn’t a one-time pep talk; it’s a lifelong process. What has God placed upon your heart for your children? Whatever it is, it won’t happen without your involvement. It requires you to coach and train your child through life’s tests.
Our children will make mistakes. Let’s coach them through them. Our children will make bad choices. Let’s coach them through them. As you teach your children God’s Word, it will take root. It will grow inside of them. It will affect their heart. You’ll see the results.
[A new Bible Reading Plan will be released in our third 90-Day Challenge. In the meantime, the following Bible reading plan is from our second 90-Day Challenge. If you’ve completed this plan, we recommend that you read through portions again in a different version of the Bible. Use this time to catch up on any missed reading (Example: Instead of NKJV, try NLT).]
Daily Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 3 & 4; Proverbs 24