27 May RAISING GRACIOUS CHILDREN 1
“When our children become gracious, their future and ours will be glorious” RSD
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 AMPC
In recent times, the spikes in the population of the young people across the world has made it undeniable that children and the younger generation will always outnumber the adults and aged. This phenomenon has been explained from different schools of thoughts. We need to focus more of our attention on them because they are really valuable to our future and aspirations. Little wonder Jesus gave special attention to them while He was physically here. They are very important to our world that was why Frederick Douglass said “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.
Likened to the seed, they look small in size but when planted and well-tended, they become very great and significant. In reality, paying attention to the training and grooming of our children ensure they become great leaders that will transform the world to a better place.
Attention should be given circumspectly to all cadres of the society, especially the children and youth just like we give to the professionals and our cherished properties. The truth is that even if an individual is not married yet, still expecting to have a child or not evening planning to have children, everyone’s effort has significant impacts on the younger generations.
Some vital strategy for raising gracious children is for us to live gracious lifestyles ourselves. Being gracious means that one is thoughtful, considerate, kind, refined, submissive, friendly, modest, hospitable, courteous, well bred, decent, meek, polite, pleasant, and so on. This is simply an affirmation that children are more influenced by our actions more than our words.
I pray that if there are children having some physical or health, moral, academic challenges and so on that is making it difficult for us to train them, by God’s grace all those challenges will be solved and dissolved.
“Children are beyond the leaders of tomorrow, they lead from today because they are really our future and reflect our tomorrow” RSD.