There’s no silver bullet to be ensured your kids will grow up to be God-fearing, Christ-following, church shaping and counter-culture Christians.
From what I can tell, you just keep living faithfully, invite your kids to follow you to church, in serving and in giving. And the biggest thing is to pray.
As the dad of two daughters, I want to help them know God’s word. Memorization doesn’t seem to be a big deal these days, but it’s important for a Christian if we’re truly going to hide God’s word in our hearts. I imagine there is a lot of stuff hidden away in the hearts of people – so we might as well add to it these powerful, living promises and exhortations.
Here are eleven verses that can help young girls trust God, seek God, speak in truth, use kind words, rely on God’s strength, be comforted by God’s presence, put their confidence in God alone, understand true beauty, serve others, overcome fear, have a cheerful heart and disposition, and trust God in prayer.
I know I’m going to keep praying!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”2 Corinthians 4:18
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”1 John 3:18
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”Philippians 4:13
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”Duet 31:8
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”Jer 17:7
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”Prov 31:30
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”Phil 2:3-4
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”2 Timothy 1:7
“A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”Proverbs 17:22
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7
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