Jul 26, 2013

Raising Godly Sons and Daughters


God calls us to train our children in the way they are to go.   That means teaching them to do life the way God instructed us.  Where do you find these instructions?  In the Word of God !!  He desires us to put Him first, to love others and lastly to think of self-needs. 

 So I came up with this little saying that I sometimes whisper to my children...it is definitely not proper English, but it drives the point this Mama wants to make into the hearts of my dear children.

" How's your G.O.E.S.?"

which sounds to them like...
"How's your 'goes'?"

Goes stands for....
G= God 
(*think of Him first!) 
 He taught us to Love the Lord your God and serve Him only.
Put Him first throughout every moment of your day!

It takes determination, Joshua says so here.

O= others 
  (Put others in second place throughout the day.)

here is another few verses for you to ponder with them....


(to make sure God is first and then others are being put second.)
then...


S= self

Now it is time to bring your needs (and wants) before God. 


 You need to: expect, pray, believe, receive and then have what you have asked God for.
This is not a name it claim it doctrine, this is 'I am a child of God'
and I am bringing all that is on my heart before Him,
 trusting 
that He will meet all (ALL) of my needs. 

 He gives me favor and blesses me for being His child, 
and for being one who honors Him 
and His Word.

   Living daily with strong faith
 and greater and greater expectation 
of how He will be working in and through our lives!


So How is your "GOES" going today?



3 comments:

Unknown said...

Thank you for this catchy way to help our children check their priorities and attitudes! And isn't it just like God to give us a gently reminder of what we need ourselves when we find a treasure to help our children? Thank you for your wonderful blog. It always encourages and uplifts me! Blessings, Karen:-)

Rhonda said...

I was thinking of you this morning and so happy to read a bit of your thoughts today. I love how I see you (through your posts) love your children.

Deborah said...

I've added your beautiful blog to my blog list. I hope this is ok! Sharing your joy!

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