Training Our Children

by Mark Johnston
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
I am reminded of this proverb in a new ritual we have with our grandsons Mark and Gabriel. Each morning while we are waiting in the car at the bus stop, we pray for and with each child. This began a few weeks ago while my wife Rocky was on jury duty. She took Mark to the bus stop because I had to take Rebecca (my daughter) to work. She then sat there with him and prayed with him. Later I did the same thing with Gabriel and we have been keeping up the tradition with both boys.
As Christians, I believe we have the responsibility to mentor our children and grandchildren so that they become firm in their faith as new believers.
Lord, show us how to train up our children and grandchildren, and let us be good examples of how to walk with God.

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