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« on: May 02, 2007, 08:40:10 PM »

Well, I'm trying to be a good example to my children.  I don't always get it right, and there are things I want to do better at, and am often reminded of when Paul said "I do that which I would not, and that which I would I do not" (in my words).

I'm having to be the spiritual head of our home, and could really use alot of prayer.  I have quite a few people who are praying for us already, and am very blessed in many ways, but could always use more prayer.

Any advice is welcome as well!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 09:07:17 PM »

Being the perfect role model for our children is a difficult thing to do when none of us are perfect. Praise God we can point out the perfect role model to our children that God has provided for us, Jesus Christ.

There are many things that we can do to be a better example for our children. Teaching our children the ways of the Lord is one of the most important things we can do. Having family devotions and prayers is one of the biggest steps we can take to achieve this.

My prayers are with you in this as well.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 09:11:17 PM »

Being the perfect role model for our children is a difficult thing to do when none of us are perfect. Praise God we can point out the perfect role model to our children that God has provided for us, Jesus Christ.

There are many things that we can do to be a better example for our children. Teaching our children the ways of the Lord is one of the most important things we can do. Having family devotions and prayers is one of the biggest steps we can take to achieve this.

My prayers are with you in this as well.



I totally agree.  Prayers appreciated, thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 10:23:58 PM »

Praying for you HimAll4.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 02:55:58 AM »

Well, I'm trying to be a good example to my children.  I don't always get it right, and there are things I want to do better at, and am often reminded of when Paul said "I do that which I would not, and that which I would I do not" (in my words).

I'm having to be the spiritual head of our home, and could really use alot of prayer.  I have quite a few people who are praying for us already, and am very blessed in many ways, but could always use more prayer.

Any advice is welcome as well!

Sounds like you are right on target....leading your children by example and considering yourself blessed!!  Smiley  That's great!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 03:48:41 AM »

Brothers and Sisters,

I love this thread because it hits the nail square on the head for all of us. We will all fall far short regardless of how hard we try. This is only one reason why prayer should be a way of life for Christians. GOD can and will help us if we ask HIM to. Prayer for each other is also a wonderful gift that GOD has given to us. GOD loves to hear our prayers, and HE'S quite capable of hearing and responding to millions of prayers at a time. GOD does as HE will on earth and in heaven, and HIS Will for us is perfect. We won't understand everything in this life, but we can simply take it in faith that GOD'S Will for us in sickness, health, and other things of this short life here is perfect. GOD will grant what HE pleases from our prayers according to HIS Perfect Will, and we must also know that GOD answers prayer in HIS Time - not our time. SO, many Christians need to learn patience and wait on the LORD.

There will be many times during this short life that we will need to pray for forgiveness. ONLY our LORD and MASTER is perfect, and we should explain these things to our children when we set a bad example before them. We should even pray in the presence of our children when we ask GOD to forgive us. This will help our children to understand when we make mistakes, stray, and do things that are wrong. YES - we should even tell our children that we were wrong. This is part of teaching our children the ways of the LORD. Mom and dad are not always right in the things that they do, and our children must understand that only GOD is perfect.

I also want to be on that prayer list for serving as a good example to my children and grandchildren. I want my children and grandchildren to know that I do things that are wrong, and I want them to hear me pray to GOD for forgiveness. We can explain that we aren't proud of doing things wrong, that it makes us feel bad, and we only feel better when we know that GOD has forgiven us. Forgiveness is also a family affair in our day to day lives we each other and GOD. Children, even the little ones, understand this much better than what we imagine if we show them and explain things to them.


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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 08:04:01 PM »

I really appreciate everything that's been stated.  We are mere mortals, but that brings a question to mind.
As I show my willingness to admit my faults to both my children and God (and any others I may have wronged), is there some way of also putting across the point that we strive to do better?  I mean in a "real" way.  I don't think I'm putting this across the way I mean it.......let me think a minute.................

O.K.  I show, by readily admitting when I'm wrong, that I can see I'm wrong and my children then learn to admit their faults and not cover them up in some "superiority" blanket.
Now, they learn we are all humans.  By my (and others, of course) example.  How do you "show" a striving to do better?  How do they learn, by example, not to just settle for the "oh, well, no big deal, I'm just human" excuse?
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 08:40:24 PM »

For one thing when we do not continue making the same mistake over and over again. We correct those things we did wrong and let them see it.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007, 08:48:42 PM »

Hello HimAll4,

I think that it's simply a part of Christian life to ask GOD to help us in all things: our living testimony, our walk with HIM, and guidance for every portion of our lives. After all, HE is the MASTER, and we are HIS possession. This should be part of our teaching to our children. We don't depend on simply ourselves to fight, resist, and overcome the things that are wrong in our lives. Our strength is in CHRIST. Teaching our children to pray and ask GOD to help us is one of the best things we can do for them while they are growing up. As older and more mature Christians, this should be a natural part of our every day lives.

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Psalms 73:26 NASB  My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2007, 08:58:04 PM »

Hello HimAll4,

I think that it's simply a part of Christian life to ask GOD to help us in all things: our living testimony, our walk with HIM, and guidance for every portion of our lives. After all, HE is the MASTER, and we are HIS possession. This should be part of our teaching to our children. We don't depend on simply ourselves to fight, resist, and overcome the things that are wrong in our lives. Our strength is in CHRIST. Teaching our children to pray and ask GOD to help us is one of the best things we can do for them while they are growing up. As older and more mature Christians, this should be a natural part of our every day lives.

Love In Christ,
Tom

Psalms 73:26 NASB  My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Perhaps I'm worrying over nothing.  I lean on Christ, my children know I do.  They see me fail.  They see me acknowledge it and go to God for renewed strength.  That is a part of the "everyday".  I know this.  I just get worried about their walks with God.  I get concerned about them being lukewarm.  I get concerned they can't see the example I want them to see.  BY ALL MEANS it is Christ's work.  I can do all things (ONLY) through Christ who strengtheneth me. 
I guess typing this out makes me see I need to lay the results at the cross as well.  My children's relationship with God is their's.  It's truly between them and God.   I'm relaxing now.........
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2007, 09:30:07 PM »

For one thing when we do not continue making the same mistake over and over again. We correct those things we did wrong and let them see it.



Amen!
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 10:35:28 AM »

For one thing when we do not continue making the same mistake over and over again. We correct those things we did wrong and let them see it.



Amen, AMEN!  I agree.  I just can't stand the thought of spending eternity without them.  That's really my "issue".
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 05:39:15 PM »

Amen, AMEN!  I agree.  I just can't stand the thought of spending eternity without them.  That's really my "issue".

Have faith in what the Word of God promises....Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  A wonderful promise for all of us....
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2007, 11:23:07 PM »

Have faith in what the Word of God promises....Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  A wonderful promise for all of us....
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