Motivating our children to pursue the path of godliness isn’t easy, but it's worth it. It involves several things, including the commitment to love God with all of our hearts. We should teach our children about His loving care.
The path of godliness for our children also involves sacrifice. We should give up the pleasures and habits that interfere with raising godly sons and daughters.
Give your children the gift of a godly role model. As they follow in your footsteps, you'll experience the joy of watching them grow in holiness.
We also need to show our children courage. We need to admit when we’re wrong and ask for forgiveness when we make mistakes. Members of our family already know our weaknesses, and they will see Christ’s power when we adjust our behaviors.
The path of godliness also involves perseverance. We should show our children how to stay the course and not lose heart. It takes time for children to develop godly habits.
Prayer is another important aspect of godly parenting. Pray that your children will grow in understanding the Lord’s character, plans, purposes, and His love. Faithfully practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer and Bible study.
The path of godliness for our children means we must learn to live by faith. We should trust in God and please Him. We must also recognize that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit.
We should return to the Lord a portion of our children’s time, talents, and treasures. And, we should speak to others about Jesus.
Give your children the gift of a godly role model. As they follow in your footsteps, you’ll experience the joy of watching them grow in holiness.