Here are three things it’s important to make sure you tell your child.
Not just once, but over and over again until they get this truth deep in their heart.
1. Let them know that they are a child of God. He knew their name before they were even born and they can always go to Him with confidence. (Galatians 3:26 & Ephesians 3:12 N:T) Talk to them about Jesus and lead them in the salvation prayer if they haven’t yet. You don’t have to be a preacher to help them.
2. Many times children deal with fear. Let them know that God didn’t give them a spirit of fear. He gave them a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. They don’t have to be afraid because they aren’t ever alone. God is with them and will protect them. (2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 4:7, Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 121:7)
3. As they learn and grow, remind your child that God’s Word says their words should be good and helpful to those who hear them. They don’t have to use hurtful or ugly language. (Ephesians 4:29 & Colossians 4:6)
The Take Away:
Leave mistakes in the past and let God lead your future. Starting today, make time to tell your children (and yourself) the truth about how God sees them!