Proverbs 22:6 NAS
Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
I watch my granddaughters a couple of days of the week while mommy works. One is two and the other is four years old. I have to say they do not attend Sunday school or church regularly. You can count Christmas and Easter as a regular on their parent's schedule. Last week we were playing tea party when I started singing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest Name I know. After a few rounds of this they began to chime in.
The following week when they were with me they both were playing on the floor with their tea set and dolls again. I was busy in the kitchen putting away the lunch dishes. I stopped what I was doing when I heard the oldest one singing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I went over to where they were playing and started singing along with her. Pretty soon all three of us were praising together.
Growing up I always heard my mother say "Little pictures have big ears". I never knew what she meant until I married and had children of my own. Children are like little sponges soaking up and imitating everything we say and do. Our actions and words don't go unnoticed when children are around. How then are we to set the example for them?
We are to be in God's Word each day asking for His guidance in speech, conduct, and guard our anger. To set an example for the innocent. God has given us the gift of children, but with that gift we are to train them, making sure they know God loves them.
Dear Heavenly Father I want to thank you for allowing me the priviledge of guiding Your children until they are living in heaven with You. I ask for Your help every day to do what You would have me do and say. Amen.