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Children who are planted in the house of the Lord will "flourish in the courts of God." As we plant our children in the church or in a Christian school or in a biblically sound education program, they will flourish in our nations. When they are old, they will still show forth fruit--the fruit of the Spirit!
I urge you to plant your children in the house of the Lord and in the Word of God. If you do this, your children will literally "declare that the Lord is upright."
God is looking for living testimonials of His glory and faithfulness. When our children are planted and rooted in God, they become living testimonies of His faithfulness in a faithless world. Their lifestyles reflect a prosperity and favor that is both supernatural and natural.
Proverbs 24:4 promotes acquiring godly knowledge and wisdom with an outstanding promise of reward: "By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."
Sometimes we selfishly fix our attention and affections on our efforts to preserve ourselves and our own seed but think little about being a testimony to God. I pray that our sons and daughters will rise up to be a testimony--not to any particular ministry or household but to God's faithfulness!
God is vitally interested, for His own sake, in raising up living monuments in this godless world--monuments to His supernatural ability and to His desire as a heavenly Father to provide for all His children. His desire should be our desire as well.
Patricia Morgan is an educational psychologist and former professor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the author of Raising Children of Destiny (Whitaker House). Her husband, Rev. Peter Morgan, is pastor of the Covenant Churches of Jamaica. They are the parents of five children.
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