How do I do it?

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM

How do I do it?  

Sometimes I stand in awe and wonder.....

How do I teach to my children the freedom that we receive through obedience ? 

This has been a question for me for awhile now.

In James 1:5, it says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.  So I asked the above question to God. I am seeking His answers.


The lesson of freedom through obedience.

James 1:23-25  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it -- he will be blessed in what he does.   

I desire for my children to know and understand that God loves them so much that He wants freedom for them.  That He does not want them to follow a set of rules, but instead to have a heart that understands that God placed them on this earth to love Him with their whole heart and mind and soul and that is obedience to God.  An obedience that allows my children to long to please God because He loved them first. 

A longing to look intently into God's reflection of Himself (them as His creation), remembering His Word, and doing what it says.  In doing so, His good and perfect law will give them the freedom from this world, from sin, from pain and they will be blessed.

I just want them to jump into this understanding.

Because "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.  Instead his delight is in the Lord's instruction and he meditates on it day and night.  He is like a tree planted near the streams of water who bears its fruit in due season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers."  Psalm 1:1-3

 

Oh, Lord help me to help them understand the blessings of obedience to you that I am still trying to understand. 

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