This quote comes from a beautiful and powerful sermon I heard yesterday from our pastor John Mark Harrison. It was such an important message, I wish every parent in the world could hear this sermon. He spoke about cultivating biblical principles into our children’s lives and leading them on their walk with God. He says our teaching should be intentional, be diligent, and be continuous. We should be patient with them, walk with them, and pour into their hearts how to live every moment of every day. We are the example, and when we are living in the flesh we will tend to lash out, but when we are living in the spirit we will find the ‘teaching moments.’ It’s in these moments we find our purpose — to be consistently present in our children’s lives and cultivate their hearts spiritually. As a parent this is what God has entrusted us to do.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.