gift of time

Thom began speaking to various staff members.

We received 5 new children this last week.

Monday I will have a root canal.

 

Each year Americans spend upwards of 30 billion dollars on their children. Giving to your child is not wrong unless you are using that gift as an excuse to not pay any attention to them. Studies show that children under 15 have a TV as well as a computer in their room and can pretty much watch what they want.

The issue is not the $30,000,000,000 spent on the children but the reason for spending it. Are we trying to buy our children’s love? Are we trying to avoid being with our children?

The truths of the word of God can only be taught with time, perseverance, effort, wisdom, diligence and undistracted love. It takes time to train up a child in the way he should go. It requires that we teach and discipline. If you want to train your children in godliness you must spend time with them.

The best gift to give your child is your time.