That’s Laney in the picture with her buddy Sawyer. They’re both awesome and both couples are trying their best. Sawyer has an older brother, so his parents have experience in dealing with babies. Ashley and I?! Wow. We are really learning. But both couples understand this though: if you’re going to teach your child, you have to be one guard every second. Whether it’s something they’re about to grab or words you say around them, they’re listening and impressionable. It’s take a lot to train up a child. It puts a parent to the test.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. —Deuteronomy 6
Your relationship with God is a child. If you are going to mature in your walk with Jesus, it takes training up. My Bible study class and I would put it this way, “It takes constant contact.” Being a Christian is an around-the-clock job and requires a lot of attention. You really do have to place your faith at the center of your heart; subjecting yourself to teachings and lessons; allowing your trust in God to be at the forefront of your lips, day and night; and be sure to always have reminders of who and who’s you are (necklaces, bracelets, paintings, music, etc).
So, whether teaching a child the faith or nurturing your own, remember “constant contact.” Good luck and God bless!