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Part 2- The Kid Lid
“What’s Pouring Into Your Child’s Heart & Life?”
“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and
my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-17
*Click here to read PROVERBS 24:30-34- This passage is a reminder that if you're lazy, you'll experience poverty. This translates into parenting as well. If you're to busy to parent your child, there is a great chance that they will not become all that God has called them to be.
LEAD YOUR FAMILY. In the book of 1 Samuel we learn that Eli was a priest that did not lead his home. His children would follow his lead in stealing from God and not honoring Him with their whole heart. They had no fear of God which means they had no wisdom. They died early on in life & Eli’s family would be the only family in all of Israel that would not be blessed.
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3
... TO HAVE A HEART FOR GOD- You teach what you know, but reproduce who you are.
“He (God) will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” Matt. 6:33
...TO HAVE A HEART FOR GOD’S HOUSE
"Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" Eph. 5:25-- Do you have a heart for God's House?
God, talking about His House (the church) "My Name is stamped on it forever; my eyes are on it and my heart in it always."1 King 9:3-4 (MSG)
“I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1
“The righteous will flourish... planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:12-13
INFLUENCE INTENTIONALLY. (KEEP THE KID LID ON)
Influencers in your home include:
GOVERNMENT- enough said. (redefining the home)
EDUCATION- Sex Ed Guidelines (Sexual Information And Education Council):
• Ages 5-8 Taught Feels Good To Touch And Rub Body Parts
Ages 9-12 Taught Homosexuality Just As Satisfying
Ages 15-18 Taught Pornography Will Enhance Sexual Fantasies
MUSIC- Average teen Listens To 10,500 Hours Of Music From 7th To 12th Grade (Equivalent To 437.5 Days)
T.V. & MOVIES- Kids & Teens watch an average of 22 hours of T.V. per week.
“… children who watch a lot of TV with sexual content were twice as likely to start having intercourse during the subsequent year as those with little exposure to televised sex.” -Pediatrics Magazine
INTERNET- The largest consumers of internet porn are children between 12-17 years of age. 90% of kids ages 8-16 have viewed porn online while doing homework. 80% accidentally. (internetfilterreview.com) *If you love your kid, filter their internet!
HOW YOU THINK WILL DETERMINE HOW YOU LIVE.
Beliefs determine behavior. ----> Thoughts result in actions.
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Prov. 23:7
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8
3. DETERMINE THE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR HOME.
DO THE ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES OF MY FAMILY MEET THE GUIDELINES OF PHIL. 4:8?
“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
“I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.” Psalm 101:3
*see Col. 3:5, Rom. 8:6, 2 Tim. 2:22, 1 Cor. 6:18-20, Prov. 5:3-5, Prov. 13:20
DO THEIR RELATIONSHIP CHOICES ENCOURAGE THE RIGHT SPIRIT?
“So David decided not to move the Ark of the Lord... to the house of Obed-edom of Gath. 11 The Ark of the Lord remained there in Obed-edom’s house for 3 months, & the Lord blessed Obed-edom & his entire household. 12 Then King David was told,“The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s household & everything he has because of the Ark of God...” 2 Sam. 6:10-12
APP- Invite the presence of God into your House & you’ll experience the blessing & favor of God!