Let’s face it the world is very, very, very loud. It is so loud that we are surrounded constantly by noise. Not just literal noise but metaphorical noise. Every day we have things begging for our attention.
The world says do this, buy this, or agree with this and we can’t avoid it. We are surrounded by media and perverse behavior everywhere we turn. So how do you make sure your children grow up with good Godly morals when the noise is just so loud?
“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:11-13 emphasis mine)
If you don’t teach your children right from wrong the world will. They will learn about sex from the world, they will learn about feeding fleshly desires from the world, and they will learn that if it feels good or feels right than it must be O.K.
God is a still small voice, He has overcome the world but will not drown out the noise of the world. God is a gentlemen He will never force himself. Teach your children to listen for His still small voice when they are making choices. Teach them to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t be afraid to teach your children about what the Bible says about sin. Make sure your children know without a doubt that there is a God. Listen to their struggles, be involved in everything they do.
If you don’t teach your child to listen past the noise of the world for the still small voice of the Lord, they will learn how to live from brokenness.
The salvation of your child hangs in the balance. Will you let the world drown out the voice of the Lord in your home and in the life of your child?
The voice of the Lord is still and small, teach them to listen.