All souls belong to God. Each one is precious. When he entrusts souls to us by giving us children, God expects us to lead them spiritually. He expects us to point those children toward God. He has warned us sternly about causingany child to turn his/her back on God and be lost. So,with such a powerful responsibility before us as parents, how shall we lead our children?

To lead our children takes time. We must be involved in the lives of our children to the extent that we are spending time with them regularly and in a variety of circumstances. Time spent when we sit in the house and walk by the way and lie down and rise up increases our influence.

We cannot lead our children if we are not spending time with them. To lead our children takes talking. God challenges parents to teach and instruct their children in his ways. We teach most effectively if we have a talking relationship with our kids so that in the normal course of life we impart divine values, divine history, divine commands, and divine expectations to our children. Positive godly talking in the context of an ongoing relationship is powerful.

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