A Word to Parents

Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and...you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

—Deuteronomy 11:18–19

Parents, you probably have the most challenging of jobs—building and developing godly character in the lives of your children, training each child in the way he or she is to go. Your children are tomorrow’s leaders: presidents, ministers, educators, inventors and developers of new technology.

In today’s society this responsibility has become increasingly more difficult as many mothers, some who are single, have full-time jobs outside the home. In addition we must face issues of the threat of violence in our schools, the pressure of “keeping up with the Joneses,” and the rising cost of education, just to name a few. Family, friends, peers, the media, and caregivers who may not have your same values influence your children.

So, how can you stay strengthened amid all the pressures? How do you overcome worry and fear? How do you mold the lives of your children as caring, loving individuals and establish them in their walk with God? These questions demand answers and become more significant with each passing year. Parents from past generations have wanted answers to these same perplexing enigmas.

The solution is wrapped up in one powerful word—prayer. The Father is always available to heal wounded spirits, to give comfort, wisdom, and strength. Take time each morning to wait before the Lord in prayer, to read the Bible, and to meditate. Fifteen minutes will strengthen you. In the midst of unpleasant situations, pause, acknowledge the presence of God, take a few deep breaths, and you will change the atmosphere. A silent prayer will place you in a position to hear from God, and He will direct your path. He is your patience, your unseen partner as you teach and train your children in the ways of God. If God be for you, who can be against you?

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

—Proverbs 22:6

Heavenly Father, I commit myself, as a parent, to train my child/children in the way he is to go, trusting in Your promise that he will not depart from Your ways, but will grow and prosper in them. I turn the care and burden of rearing him over to You. I purpose to nurture and love him as You have loved us. I will command and teach my child diligently. Your grace is sufficient to overcome my weaknesses as a mother/father. Amen.

Best Magazine Deal. Subscribe now and get 3 magazines for the price of 1. Get Charisma, SpiritLed Woman and Ministry Today, all for $24. YES - I want this deal!

3 Reasons Why you should read Life in the Spirit. 1) Get to know the Holy Spirit. 2) Learn to enter God's presence 3) Hear God's voice clearly! Click Here to draw closer to God!

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
  • Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was the first Hispanic pastor in history to pray at a presidential inauguration.

    At Trump Inauguration, Charismatic Leaders Pray Boldly in Jesus' Name. Is This Foreshadowing a New Day in America?

    It was an amazing day to let religious freedom ring in America.

  • Pastor Jim Garlow in a file photo shown praying.

    Conservative Christian Leaders Gather in DC, Calling Trump's Election an Answer to Prayer

    "Although the news media is predicting protests, what I'm seeing is that everyone is abuzz ...

  • Donald Trump certainly needs your prayers.

    Why You Must Pray for Donald Trump

    Here are eight ways I plan to intercede for President Trump regularly.

  • When I flew into D.C. yesterday, there were so many Secret Servicemen on the plane I wondered what was going on!

    Jennifer LeClaire Releases Urgent Prophetic Warning Over Washington, D.C.

    When I flew into D.C. yesterday, there were so many Secret Servicemen on the plane I wondered what ...

  • Here's a prophetic word for Washington, D.C.

    Prophecy: The Lord Is Raising Up Daniels in DC

    I believe we're on the precipice of a Third Great Awakening the Lord spoke to my heart about in ...

  • Does any of this reflect what's going on in your marriage?

    9 Characteristics of a Healthy Sexual Relationship for a Believer

    A healthy sexual relationship for a Christian couple takes effort, and it's worth working for.

  • Churches don't address this topic affecting women.

    The Secret Sorrow Women Carry

    This woman breaks the silence about a taboo subject to help restore many women.

  • Bishop Eddie Long died at 63.

    Bishop Eddie Long Dead at 63

    "Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate ...

  • Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you.

  • Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Reach your full potential and be led by His Spirit. In His Presence takes you to a deeper understanding of who God is and how he communicates with us.

  • Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Receive the power and gifts that come through the Holy Spirit Baptism. Don’t go empty-handed; accept all that He has for you! His power is available to those who ask.

  • Put on the Full Armor of God

    Put on the Full Armor of God

    Break every stronghold with the power of the Holy Spirit. Use the power of your tongue to declare and decree the Word of God. Witness heaven move on your behalf.

Use Desktop Layout
Charisma Magazine — Empowering believers for life in the Spirit