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Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence (part 2)

I just want you to know that I am your biggest fan! You as a parent stand on the front lines when it comes to raising your teen. That means you take the hardest hits! And I want you to know that you are not alone. I’m rooting for you. That’s why understanding the role you as parents have in the spiritual training of your teen is so important.

It can get a little mixed up at times. I know it’s easier to let someone else argue your point for you, but you need to know that your teen listens to you much more than anyone else. It doesn’t seem like it, I know, but it is true.

I want to be your backup, not the other way around.

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”

Now, what’s interesting about this verse is that it is a proverb, not a promise. Proverbs are observations about life in general. This verse is not a guarantee that your child will “repeat” your faith. Instead it is an assurance that your influence in their lives makes an impression that they can’t forget. And that influence will continue with them when they are old. It is my goal to cheer you on as you make your mark of influence on the soul of your teenager. Let’s work together to paint such a beautiful picture of Christ that they run to Him with their trust.

Have God-confidence in your ability to train them to become Godly adults. After all, He chose you to be their parent.

Walking this journey with you,
-Pastor Michael

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