Hello my friends, it's been awhile i've been in the midst of somelife changing things, God has been doing some awesome things in my marriage and finances! We serve a mighty God! Last night I woke up in a puddle of sweat from a very real and intense dream where I was interceeding for our nation, and again as I was driving to work had an urgency in my heart to pray for the nation of America and our young people! I've been hearing different ways to raise children, the celeb does this, this country does that, and then the media feeding our youth an ungodly and repulsive lifestyle. The bible says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) As a nanny and babysitter for many years I've seen many different parenting techniques and styles, but the key to good parenting is seeking God in every decision we make. I'm by no means claiming to be expert as I don't even have my own children lol, but I do know that if show our kids and young people how to seek God for themselves and lead and guide them to not only be sucessful in life but so in love with the Father above that He blesses their every step we will see a shift in the way young people are view. It is not our jobs to cram God down our kids throat but to show them why He is so good and be an example of Jesus in their lives. We might not all have a pulpit or worldwide ministry but God has entrusted us with the youth of this generation. Wether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, aunt, uncle, or babysitter, you have an opportunity to be an example of the Father. In this world right now we have so much going on influencing the generation who we will be passing the batton to. Homosexually is being squeezed into kids shows, rebellion is being portrayed as a normal attitude, sex is treated as simple as holding hands and is even being done as young as the ages of 12-13!!!! What has happened to our nation? Where in the bible does it say, "if the times change, change with them?" If we allow ourselves to become slackful and allow others to influence this generation what will the next generation look like? For those of you (like me) who don't have children yet, what do you want the influences to be when your children are older? My challenge to you is to start now with the youth around you no matter the age, their hearts and mind comprehend earlier than you think, if a child under the age of 1 can learn to read why not read them a picture bible or teach them a verse through song. We need to stand up and take back this generation for the Lord, train them in the things of God, teach them not only right from wrong but how to disifer for themselves because you won't always be there but the Holy Spirit will be. Let show them how to hear God's voice and how to seek Him! The world's idea of people raised in a Christian home is that they will rebel and go crazy when they leave home. The reason for this is the bible doesn't force a child in the way they should go, but train them. Lay down the principles, set the example, teach respect for the word of God and a love for the things of God and what I feel is most important is teach your children how much God loves them. So many people teach the word, teach the rules and regulations and don't show the whole reason why we do these things. (1 John 4:19 we love Him, because He first loved us!) Find a young person today to love on and share Jesus with and let's say yes to this generation we do care and we will stand for what is right to teach the next generation to live for God and not for man!