As parents, we are sometimes oblivious to the example we set for our children. Often times this point rears its ugly head when our children repeat a word (said by you) they should not say at the most embarrassing moment; like Christmas Dinner with your dear Aunt Betty sitting two chairs down. I truly madly deeply desire for my children not only to come to know God, but also have a core value system that reflects that knowledge of God. I want them to see integrity, honesty, and love emulated at home so that when they go to school, they have a foundation from which to draw upon during those moments when a tough choice needs to be made. I want them to have a love for others, their country, for the widow, the orphan, and the homeless. I want them to treasure the gift of creation and yet always be looking toward heaven. I want them to know what a healthly marriage looks like.
But it's not enough to just want those things.
How am I putting my words to the test? What kind of example am I setting for my children? What are my expectations of them? Do I need to adjust my value system in order to be teaching my children the right things? Are my words matching my actions?
Something to ponder today (or tonight).....