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Ministering to Our Children Daily

Today, during my Bible reading I was reading aloud to Annette. I talked with her how I want her to flourish like a beautiful flower God created. To be kind, gentle, love the Lord and fear Him. To do good where ever she goes and lift people up in the Lord, to be a servant. Not to grow as weed and squash things out, meaning putting others down, not lifting people up, disobeying parents or God.
Later, I was talking to Brent about making sure he brushes is teeth each morning because he is a temple and God likes us to take care of His temple's. We must keep clean and bathe (he was asking me why he needs to shower. Boys, I tell ya!).

These are the kind of conversations I have with my six hearts. It's not always a big sermon but just catching those moments to minister to our children daily. Bring God into your conversations with your children.

Let your children know what sin is. Today I didn't let Ethan, do something he wanted (can't remember what it was at the moment) he started to stomp off. I called him back and told him that he was talking disrespectfully to me with his body language and that's a sin. It's not pleasing to the Lord, dad or me. I asked him how was he suppose to answer me when I told him he couldn't do (whatever it was). I had him say, "Yes, ma'm." I didn't let him nod his head or say yes. He had to look at me and say it correctly and respectfully. Then he was allowed to walk away without his attitude showing in his body language.

Be encouraged. Pray and ask God to show you these ministering moments with your children. If it weren't for God, I'd be missing a lot of those moments. I pray for wisdom with raising my children. I ask God daily to help me teach them the ways of the Lord. To fear Him, love Him and serve Him with all their being. Just like I told Annette, today, everything we do, we do unto the Lord; eat, sleep, walk and every breath we take. It's all for Jesus.


  1. This was beautiful, Linda. It reminds me of Proverbs 23:26, My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

    Truly the work of discipleship is the most difficult one of all, but how will they ever learn if we don't take the time to teach them. This is the training that they will not depart from when they are older.

    Your children will rise up and call you blessed, Linda. Keep up the great work! It shows on their faces!!

    Dee :0)

  2. So true! I need to begin seeking out these moments between me and my daughter as soon as I can. She may be young but, she will learn fast! Thanks for a great reminder..."teach them up in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it."

  3. The earlier the better. I would have loved for someone to have told me this when I was having my little ones.


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