Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. (Isaiah 43:1-3)
In today’s life most of the parents are struggling to have a good relationship with their child. We just don’t understand each other anymore. I have prayed to the Lord on how a relationship with a child must be, and His answer was: “Your relationship with your child must be the same as your relationship with Me – Child and Father Relationship.”
Do you practice the scripture as mentioned in Isaiah 43: 1 – 3 on your children, or even practice any other Scripture on your child?
Do you tell them what they must do and must not to do, but do not practice what you preach?
Do you make promises to your child that you do or can not keep?
Do you call them bad names or swear at them if they are disobedient/rebellious/did not do well in something? – The Father never calls us bad names or swears at us.
Do you pray to the Lord that He must change your child’s attitude, but your attitude is also bad?
Do you pray that your child must be saved, but you can not forgive your child for what he/she did in your life?
Did you ever tell the Lord that you love Him, but you do not even know how to show love to your own child?
Every child is created by God’s image and we do not have the right to say that he/she will be as bad as another person. BE CAREFUL OF THE TONGUE (James 3:6 “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” )
The Lord gives us promises, love, encouragement, comfort, Word, trust, hope, time, relationship, inspiration, profitable doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness: so that we can be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works and more than you can ever imagine.
That is what the Lord wants us to give our child, you have called your child by his/her name and he/she is yours.
Start building your relationship with your child and see the good effects in the relationship with God.
Parents if you did/do not have a good relationship with your parents start building a relationship with God and practice that same relationship on your child.
Educate and bring your child up according to the Word of God and not the way your parents did to you.
Teach them Deuteronomy 6 : 1 – 25