FRIDAY 7TH OCT.,2016
TOPIC: EQUIP YOUR KIDS FOR THE REAL WORLD! (1)
TEXT: LUKE 1:17 “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, ‘ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord…..”
Too many kids today are growing up without a father’s input and as a result they end up making poor life, relationship and marriage choices. So how does a dad equip his kids for life in the real world?
1) Know what they’re up to. Get to know what makes them tick. Ask what subjects they enjoy in school, and which ones they’re struggling with. Learn who their friends are; who they spend time with at break and after school.Try to listen and learn. Take them out occasionally for breakfast, burger or ice cream; they’ll feel like royalty spending one-to-one time with Dad!
2) Teach them to stand tall. Teach your kids to stand up for themselves. Teach them respect, and how to protect themselves by speaking up appropriately in class when they’re unclear about the lesson, or to courageously say what they believe. Teach them assertiveness in confronting unfair treatment.
Kids who become ‘punch bags’ are set up to be victimised!
3) Give them an example. However accomplished your ‘preaching’ skills may be, unless you’re ‘walking the talk’ your kids only know one thing: what they see.
You can tell them it’s important to be healthy and active, but if you are always eating pizza, burger or packs of junky food and watching endless football matches, they’re not convinced. Set an example by Pursuing a healthy lifestyle, activities and interests, and watch them
think how meaningful it is to be like Dad!
STUDY THE BIBLE
REV 8; NEH 9:38-10 ; PS 103