As a godly parent, one of the things you will want to do is to cultivate consistency in your family's walk of faith. Being consistent in our faith is not the same thing as perfection, nor does it mean we are always right. Rather, consistency means we make our families a priority when it comes to our time and our schedules.
Consistency also means walking the walk and not just talking the talk of your faith. It means going with your children to church every Sunday, including attendance at Sunday school. It means praying with your family daily, memorizing Scripture, and talking about the things of the Lord and the principles of the Bible in a natural, ongoing way.
"Consistency means walking the walk and not just talking the talk of your faith."
Use every moment of your relationship with your children to establish the reality of both God's love and your love in their lives. Keep His love and the Bible's teachings at the heart of your discussions with your children about what they see on television, learn in school, or hear from other children. Make God your number one resource to consult any time they face problems, are sick, or have specific needs.
It is in this daily walking-and-talking, dawn-to-dusk way that we train our children to have the right attitudes and to express the right behavior to others. It is a daily challenge to teach our children compassion and to lead them into a consistent pattern of godly living.
Prayer: Lord, I know when the focus of my life is set on You, then the focus of my family will be the same. Help me set my eyes on You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live" (Proverbs 4:4).