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Your Faith Journey  

Developing & Deploying Disciples – What a huge responsibility God gives parents and grandparents to care for, raise, protect, and teach children. The words of wisdom from Proverbs remind us to, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” (Proverbs 22:6 NLT). Jesus said that, “I am the Road.” (John 14:6 MSG). Christ is the “right path” to direct our children towards. The most effective way for us to connect children to Christ is to be living examples by faithfully following him and surrounding them with others who are also committed Christians. We are made to “make disciples” within the church as a gathering of believers working together to direct our children into the abundant life Christ offers, so that “when they are older, they will not leave it.”
 
Heavenly Father, we give you our children. It is humbling to think about the fact that you love them even more than we do. With your Spirit empowering us, guide them in the way that they should go so that when they grow older they continue to faithfully follow Jesus as his disciples. As we sow seeds of truth, and water what has been sewn, bring forth a harvest according to your perfect timing. Expand your kingdom within the hearts of our children, in our homes, neighborhoods, community, state, nation, and across the world. Amen.