“Teach your children to…Honor their father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NIV
Are those traditional values that pertain to the family’s structure, how they function, their roles, their beliefs, attitudes, and ideas. Family Values are also closely linked to cultural background, ethics, priorities, and world views by family members. The list is exhaustive, while Family Values differ from one family unit to the next. Even if the cultural backgrounds are the same, Family Values can be different. It depends on the family LEADER and their relationship with GOD.
Parents are the leaders. Their guidance and leadership usually create structure in their family and define each member’s role. This is GOD’s order. Because parents are commanded by GOD to teach and train their children from the cradle to adulthood, this has never been an easy feat for parents, but those who obey GOD’s command are rewarded with a good, long life. Family Values aren’t just ensuring protection and provision for your family. It is being OBEDIENT UNTO GOD foremost so that future generations can practice and respect your Family's Core Values.
If parents seek GOD, trust His directions, and instill His values in their children, they will develop into caring, kind, respectable, responsible, all-around citizens who fear GOD wholly. It is the Family Values that help family members learn how to cope with difficult challenges and determine right from wrong in complex situations. Proverbs 22:6 “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it." Train them…show them…teach them…be a model as their PARENTS. This is a strong message to parents and grandparents. It supports good and wise Family Values, starting in the home 1st.
Strong Family Values are the foundation of a happy and loving family unit and it's “YOUR” Family Values that will make the difference at YOUR family’s Happy Thanksgiving celebration.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for commanding family values to be core to raising children. It is the Holy bedrock to families living in the likeness of you. Truly You are the Divine Holy FATHER who knows best for all your people. And we tell You thank you. -In Your Matchless Name, Jesus, Amen.
O. M. Nugget:
“FAMILY VALUES IS GOD’S 1ST ORDER!"
Food For Thought:
“STRONG GODLY FAMILY VALUES MAKE STRONG FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS FOREVER.”
-Minister Dr. Sharon Watson