Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
A Simple Premise
Ever heard of the old TV Show “Kids Say the Darndest Things”? A simple premise where the host would ask young children questions just to hear how they would respond. The result was often hilarious. Why? Kids haven’t developed a filter. They say what they see and what they hear. After all, how many of us have been embarrassed by the things our kids have said in public because of things they heard or saw us do in private?
Let's Get Personal
When it comes to our family, what would the unfiltered response of a child say about our home? About what’s most important? About how dad treats mom? About dad’s personality when no one is around?
Set the Temperature Right!
Charles Spurgeon was noted as saying “Train up a child in the way he should go - but be sure you go that way yourself.” Men, it is our responsibility to set the temperature, the culture, in our home. Have you established priorities and values for your family? Have you communicated them? Most important, do you hold yourself accountable to live them out?
Do your Values Show?
My pastor often says, “Your walk talks, and your talk talks. But your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” Whether we have a plan or don’t have a plan our kids are learning from our example. What is our walk saying to our family about what we value most?
Model your Priorities
Train up a child in the way he should go. This is our responsibility men. Start by being clear about what you value and prioritize, and then model that for your family. This is discipleship. This is part of your Top 5%!