Isaiah 54:13 NKJV
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
If you don’t believe that verse take a look around at what is happening to young children everywhere- no peace. Parents are not leading their children to Christ and so children are not being taught the gospel.
Mark 10:14 NKJV
But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God as a little child will by know means enter it.”
Instead parents are sending their children to school and allowing a godless organization influence their minds. Children grow up and become parents, many sooner than they should, and the cycle begins.
So what can you do when you have rebellious teenagers? How do you respond to young adults who still live at home and are not contributing to society, or the household? Step one - you change.
“Do as I say not as I do” is a dumb parenting philosophy. You are to imitate Christ so that your life becomes a witness. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and the Father for wisdom.
Step two- pray for your family. Particularly with grown children; you have no idea what they are doing outside of your presence but God knows. There are times when the Holy Spirit will tell you to say nothing and do nothing but will send laborers who can minister to your child (and your spouse). The Spirit of God may tell you to apologize to your teenage child. Of course God will give you rules that the household should adhere to, boundaries that are not meant to be crossed.
James 1:5 NKJV
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Parenting was not easy for Adam and Eve however God was with them,, they did not have the Board of Education teaching their children that same sex relationships was normal or that a woman had a right to an abortion. There were no groups shouting that faith in God was bad when Cain killed his brother. What existed back then, after they ate of the fruit exist today- knowledge of good and evil. And as it was then it is now- we can choose evil that leads to death or good that leads to life.
It is possible for you to parent your children correctly. It is possible for your grown children to change. You have to become the seed, a grain of wheat, for your household.
John 12:24 NKJV
“Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls down into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
And that is the world according to NETTIE xxx Short Stories and essays and other ramblings by Marsha L F Randolph; All rights reserved do not use without the permission of the author Marsha L F Randolph