Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)- Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
I recently read an article by Rachel Cruze that stated the following: “I truly believe more is caught than taught . . . that what your kids see you do is a lot more powerful than what they hear you say. Words can be strong, but actions are stronger. The strongest impact on children, though, is when they hear and see a consistent message from their parents. When the parents’ words and actions come together, it forms a powerful statement about that family’s value system.” This suggestion is not just for parents.
There is not enough emphasis that can be placed on the power that comes from aligning your words and actions. I also believe rather than more is "caught than taught", “more is taught than caught.” There are so many lessons learned through life and somewhere along the journey it is either forgotten or the choice is made to ignore the lessons learned.
Proverbs 22:6 is a reminder to “direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” I encourage you today to be mindful of aligning your words and actions. Anchor on your family values, your inheritance.
Thank you for the reminder that you direct me on the right path by your teachings. Thank you for ordering my steps. I pray that all your children learn and capture the teachings and lessons you want all of us to learn. That they allow you to order their steps. I ask this in your son Jesus’ name. Amen!
Ilka V. Chavez
“Learn it. Live it. Lead it.”