Investment Stragtegy for 2013
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
As the New Year begins, we often have hope that we will be able to make changes in our lives. We call these well-intentioned hopes New Year’s resolutions. Some resolve to exercise or lose weight, eat right, get up earlier, fix or build something, get finances under control, learn something new, or quit something (smoking, drinking, swearing, overeating, watching too much TV, etc.). Maybe it’s time to do something out of the ordinary – like writing a book, painting a picture, or climbing a mountain. So many things you could do, but there is something more I believe you must do – invest in your children.
Schools teach academics, but there are things a parent, grandparent, uncle, or aunt can teach better than anyone else: love of God and family, faithfulness, self-control, kindness, diligence, a work ethic, respect, patience, personal worth, and self-discipline. These things generally don’t just happen but are the result of training by family.
In my own life, I had an Uncle and Aunt that had profound impact on my life. The values they helped to instill in my life are still with me today. What will you invest in this coming year? Purpose to invest in your children or grandchildren – physically, morally, mentally, and spiritually.
The return will surely be worth the investment.
Ephesians 6:4says, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
Pastor Dave Gordon
Community Bible Church