HOW I CHECK UP ON MY SON, DAVID IBIYEOMIE JNR WHEN HE IS IN SCHOOL AND AT HOME.
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN GOOD MORALS, PRAY FOR THEM AND LEAD AN EXEMPLARY LIFE FOR THEM TO EMULATE.
PLANT GODLY SEEDS IN YOUR CHILDREN IF YOU WANT TO REAP A GODLY HARVEST FROM THEM.
WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE CHRIST IS FORMED IN OUR CHILDREN.
EVERY KINGDOM CHILD MUST EXHIBIT THE LIFESTYLE OF CHRIST.
– Pastor Mrs. Peace Ibiyeomie
I call David, I use Facetime to talk with him. At times I do talk to him to the level that the phone will be very hot. I will use something to hold it, it will be so hot in my hand because the battery will go down. At times, he will be playing games and I will be saying, ‘Yes! You are doing well’!
Even as he is walking down his hostel, I will be watching and I will say, ‘I’m seeing you oo’. You are walking and once I call him and I’m not seeing him, I will say, ‘David, I want to see you, I want to see how you are looking today.
Because I am older than him na! I want to know where he is, ‘I want to see your face! It’s Facetime, can I see your face? You look handsome today, what did you eat’? Can I see you as you are eating?
If he says that he is walking, I will say, ‘Can I see you as you are walking’? Let me see the way you are walking! That is it! Your child will not know, you are just timing him, checking things! He says he’s talking with a friend and you say, ‘Ah! Let me see this your friend and where you are talking from.
He says, he’s in the class, he is reading and he wants to go somewhere, I will say, ‘It is Facetime’, that is what I use to talk with him not audio – We will talk, he will see me and I will see him. Yes! That is it! You people try and make out time, I know you may not have all the time, make out time!
Even if it is at night before they sleep, see the child, know how the child is looking! So you love them, they’ve told you to love them.
Remember we are accountable to God concerning them. Do you know that? Teach them good morals, pray for them and lead an exemplary life for them to emulate. We are the Body of Christ including our children 1 Corinthians 12:47.
So we have the responsibility to make sure Christ is formed in our children Galatians 4:19.
-It is my prayer that we will not disappoint God in the Name of Jesus!
Every Kingdom child must exhibit the lifestyle of Christ. Be interested in their affairs. Watch the kind of friends they keep, the kind of movies they watch, the kind of music they listen to, the kind of books they read.
In David’s room, I can just walk in and tiptoe because he is always watching something.
What are you watching? Let’s watch it together! He will say, ‘Mommy!!! I will say, ‘No! Let’s watch together’! If he’s talking to somebody, he will say, ‘My mother is hearing’! I will say, ‘Yes’!
The time is short you know? I would have made you people laugh – The one that happened recently, I was hearing him talk to somebody and I now tiptoed and I said, ‘Who are you talking to? He said that it was a friend there and I stayed because he was watching this animated program. He was watching and I said, ‘Are those people now talking’? (Laughing).
So I have to be convinced of who he is talking with. And parents, if you don’t like a child your child is friendly with, tell the parents of those children to hold their children. Hold your children, it’s not a must! I don’t want my child to be friendly with your child, I don’t want my child to spoil! Simple! Hold your child.
Watch and control the access to social media platforms, let godly character be built strongly in them. You people, you know you are very civilized but me one look on a child that is bad towards David, I will not tell you anything. But when I look at you, one or two times, you will find your way!
Always ask the Holy Spirit to help you! Remember that what you put in them is what you, we and the society will get out of them. Plant godly seeds in them if you want to reap a godly harvest from them.
It is what is in them that determines who they will become in life. I hope you know. So watch how you raise them, please make them to please God in all they do. Our children must talk, act and live like Christ. This is what makes them great and gives them a bright future.
-May God help us to raise godly children in Jesus’ mighty Name! Our children are blessed in Jesus’ Name!
Please rise to your feet!
——-PRAYER AND ALTAR CALL—-
-Pastor Mrs. Peace Ibiyeomie on ‘HAVING GODLY CHARACTER (LIVE THE LIFE OF CHRIST)’ at Children’s Day Service Salvation Ministries – Home of Success 28th May, 2023 Second Service PART D
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