Priorities and Prayer Shape The Family

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

Proverbs 22:6

Ponder This

Your family may hear people preach about God, but the home is the real classroom. How will your family members see God at work in your home? First, they’ll see God in your worship. They’re going to watch you when company comes, whether you miss church. They’re going to watch your priorities in your worship. They’ll see the way you spend your money. They’re going to watch how you use your time. Let them see God as a vibrant reality in your life.

Our kids know we’re not perfect, but our kids need to know God is number one. If I were to bring one of your children up here and ask, “What is the priority of your parents?” What would that child say? Let your children see God at work in your home. The next step is to cover your family members constantly with prayer. If you are the archer, and the children are the arrows, the bow is prayer. That’s what sends them forth. A parent without prayer is like an archer with an unstrung bow. You need to pray for your children regularly.

  • What priorities have you observed in people you have looked up to spiritually?
  • Who regularly prays for you? How has that impacted your life?

Practice This

Take some time to pray for your children, your grandchildren, or the people you mentor.

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