Standards To Live By.

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Good morning everyone! I hope this week so far has been a blessed one. Every morning when I wake up I am reminded of the scripture that states “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). So everyday when I awake I am experiencing a fresh new mercy of the Lord and so are you. So lets discuss standards.

Standards?

What are standards? Well according to thefreedictionary.com it is “Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value”. This definitions explains the very function of a standard. As Christian parents that word should be familiar to us and a place in our homes as well as in our day to day decisions. As we have seen on so many levels the state of the US and how the standards here continue to change or some may say “evolve” we are also witnessing confusion as well as immorality. So although we have to witness the world around us change like the seasons in the area of what is normal there still has to be stability within us and our own homes.

Do not be conformed to this world.

This is why I enjoy reading the bible because it has so many instructions on how to live. What to do and what not to do. The above scripture tell us to not be conformed to the world. The world and God do not see to eye so with that in mind if we want to follow God then we need to turn away from the world’s ideology. As parents we are the example to our children and thus we set the standard as well. This should be very sobering to you and make you very attentive to what you are displaying before your children’s eyes. One thing I have notice about raising a child is that it is hard to convince a child or anyone when you profess one thing but your actions show something different.

Side note: This blog is not intended to make anyone feel like you have to be phony or feel horrible as a parent. I definitely am a person with many flaws and pray everyday that the Lord workout those issues that I continue to have. These blogs are only to serve you as encouragement and a reminder that we as Christian parents just do things differently.

As I have shared some examples in the last blog on simple ways to teach your children about God here are also some examples on how to promote Godly standards which are just two, practice what you are preaching or teaching and keep your word. I believe that these two examples hold a lot of weight because they cause you to uphold your own self to the standards that you want for your children. Also with these example it will only reinforce what you are telling them.

Some practical ways to implement these examples are the following:

If you tell your child to read the bible and pray then you should be reading your bible and praying.

If you tell your child to clean there room them keep your room clean as well as the rest of the house.

When you tell your child that if they misbehave again they will be sent to their room and if they misbehave again then they should be sent to their room.

If you want your child to eat healthy then you should eat healthy.

These are some examples to further paint a picture on what I am trying to convey. Remember that practice makes perfect and persistent beats resistant. So stay prayerful and do your part. God is faithful and will reward all you efforts.

Thank you for joining me again with today’s Tuesday Morning Coffee. Remember like👍, share, and subscribe. Also share a comment about your thoughts on this discussion. Until next Tuesday take care! 👋

-Kenya😊

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For the American Heritage Dictionary definition:

Standards. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved March 1 2021 from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Standards

By Kenya

I am a christian mother of a beautiful daughter. I have served in the navy, wrote a children's book. Now I am trying my hand at blogging hoping to share some encouragment from the things I have learned along the way on the jounery of life.

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