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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Is Your Child M.I.A.?

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:11 PM

Christian parent's aren't perfect!

We try to teach our children good moral character and right from wrong, but sometimes we get caught up
and forget to teach them action speaks louder than words.

So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead) James 2:17 AMP

Christian children aren't perfect!

Today's children tend to take everything for granted. They talk a good talk, but don't walk a good walk.

They are missing their get up and go action.

They are missing their let me lend you a hand action.

They are missing their what can I do to help action.

Christian parent's have raised a generation of lazy children who are missing in action!

I know I'm stepping on toes with these words, but I've looked around at Christian kids and I don't see their
actions in action. I hear a lot of talk instead.

Parent's, you have to take action! You are obligated to raise a child of action, not just words.

Instead of raising a  missing in action child you can raise a moving in action child with three simple steps:

Move: don't be a sitter, be a go getter.
In: instead of immobile, insist on empowerment.
Action: get out, get going, get smart. 

Don't raise an M.I.A. (missing in action) child!

Raise an M.I.A.(moving in action) child!

For further reading I recommend  Parenting from the Heights by Anne Wiggins and Linda Williams

 What are you waiting for? Get going!


Rosann on June 28, 2011 at 3:40 PM said...

Love it! Amen to that one! :)


Kristin Bridgman on July 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM said...

Parents can do all the right things, teach, guide, love, and model biblically to their children, have them walking the walk with you as they grow up and it's not a guarantee they will stay on that path. They come of age and they make their own choices and sometimes they are not good. But I believe that belief and that godly upbringing will be what brings them back.
I am not taking away from what you wrote, you are right on! I'm just saying, you can raise them this way and it's not always a guarantee and I do not want parents like myself to walk around with a false sense of guilt because one of their precious ones took a different path. I pray you do not misunderstand me.
Thank you for sharing!

Lara on July 23, 2011 at 5:35 PM said...

New follower from blog frog! Love your site!

Anonymous said...

Amen, from a youth pastor! :)

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