Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fit Bit (For the Children)

Fit Bit (For the Children)

Many of us want to have better lives.  We want to be able to hold our tempers, manage our food intake, exercise more often, keep our finances in the black etc.…
Yet, we fall short.  Here is some extra motivation;

Your children will mimic your life!!!

Like it or not you are leading by example.  If you put God first in your life, your children will know your strength comes from the Lord.  If you over eat sweets and watch too much TV, they too will find this behavior acceptable.  If you are a gossiper, complainer, speak with fowl language or ridicule your neighbors, don’t be surprised when your children are intolerant.  Like it or not we all lead by example.  We teach the children with our actions.   We are called to bring our children up in the ways of the Lord.  The only way to do it is by walking in the ways of the Lord ourselves.

None of us walk in His ways perfectly.  It is even more important to teach our children that they are loved and forgiven regardless of how many times they fail.    They will only understand this if WE walk in love and forgiveness.  If they see us beating ourselves up because of what we’ve done wrong, they too will forget that Jesus came, lived, suffered, died and rose again, to forgive them and bring them true peace!

Be motivated to walk in Christ’s strength and love today, for the children!!!

Deuteronomy 25:14  “Do not have two different measures in your house, one large, one small.”
Luke 17:1-3  “Jesus said to His disciples:  “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come.  2It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.  3So watch yourselves.”

Be fit, be blessed and be motivated!!!


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