We can raise our children to know who God is by training them in the Word, taking them to church, and making sure they have a clear understanding of the Gospel. But we cannot make them believe.
It may seem scary to have open discussions about faith, for fear our kids will reject what we’ve taught them. However, when our teens know they can come to us with any question they have about God, that is one of the very best ways to witness to them. Let’s not hurt our relationship with our kids by being unwilling to discuss serious faith issues.
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.” (Isaiah 43:10)
Lord, please help us through the teen years by giving us the wisdom needed to build strong and lasting relationships. Show us, Lord, the areas in which we aren’t being as attentive as we need to be. Guide us by Your Spirit and cover us with Your love. We commit our families to You today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Jennifer Waddle is best known for offering Biblical encouragement for women in the trenches of life. She is the author of several books on Amazon, including Prayer Worrier: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer. She is also a contributor for GotQuestions.org and WomensMinistryTools.com. She resides with her family near the foothills of Cheyenne Mountain—her favorite place on earth.
You can connect with her at www.jenniferwaddleonline.comor check out her books on Amazon.
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