Michael Youssef - How Can I Cultivate a Love for God in My Children?
Young parents are often asking the question, you know, "What book do you recommend that helped you in raising up your children"? I say, there are so many good books around, but there is the Book, the Book that I used together with my wife in which we brought up our children, and that's the Word of God.
When you train your children in the Word of God, when you let the Word of God dwell in them richly, day after day after day, you're going to find that the Word of God is going to bring hunger in their hearts to receive Christ, and when they know that they are obedient to Christ out of gratitude and thanksgiving, not because it's a duty, or you must do this, or else. Once they fall in love with Jesus, they want to obey Jesus.
So, focus on that. Let them and teach them help them to fall in love with Jesus and realize what and incredible, magnanimous God, who left heaven, came to earth, died on the cross to redeem us, they'll be filled with gratitude for his forgiveness and, therefore, they don't want to offend such a loving God.