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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

Good morning, friends. 

A year and a half old boy carried the Television, that was kept on the TV stand, on his head when his parents weren’t watching him, and was severely hurt and admitted into the hospital. The doctors had no hope in his recovery and told this to the relatives. His cousin, who is also a little boy told his mother that he would give his savings in his piggy bank to the Lord, as an offering, so He could save his cousin from the injury. He didn’t just say it, he actually offered all his savings to God just as he said he would. You know what happened? His cousin was saved and healed completely.

I am not saying that the Lord saved the boy because of the offering, but because of the faith he had in God and the willing sacrifice he made for his cousin, even when he himself was very young. God honored his faith and his sacrifice as well as others’ prayers for the little boy.

Now, how did he come to know about having faith in God? He didn’t need somebody to tell him that he had to have faith in God. He already had it. How is that even possible? Of course, God’s Spirit was upon him. But I believe that his parents also lived a life of faith, so even at his young age, he saw them praying to God, sacrificing for others’ goodness, and learned about God’s power, and what to do when troubles such as these come.

So parents or elders, what are you doing in your family today? Are you living a moral life with faith and thankfulness? Or just grumbling against the Lord for what you don’t have yet? Are you cursing and mocking others in front of your children? Remember, what you sow is what you reap. You can never expect them to be good when you yourself are not setting a good example for them. It is not the wealth you accumulate for your children that makes them good, but the way you live your life. The things that you write in their heart when they are young remain in there forever and teach them to depend on God for everything. They teach them to praise Him for the answered prayers and sacrifices. They also teach them to rely on Him even when things don’t work out the way they want.

The role that you ought to play in their lives cannot be replaced by anyone else. If you struggle in any area which causes your family members to turn from God, please take a moment and ask God to help you overcome them, and set right it before it is too late.

May God bless you!!!

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