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7 Ways to Show God’s Best to Your Children

5. Be willing to parent each of your children differently…

This doesn’t sound fair…All kids are not the same…Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.

“That way he should go” is different for each child.

Be willing to let some things go…(Major on the majors…minor on the minors…) Your child may never make an A in biology…They make not ever make their bed automatically without being told.

But they need to love the Lord with all their heart and all their soul and all their mind. (This was number one at the Wideman house over anything else!)

6. Have fun as a family.

Laugh together, sing together, play together, read together, eat together, pray together! Invite God in the middle of all good times!

Proverbs 17:22 (MSG) “A cheerful disposition is good for your health; ?gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.”

7. Make church, small group, youth group, & serving a priority…

Hebrews 10:25 (CEB) Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.

A great habit to develop is as soon as you get home…talk about what you’re learning as a family!

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS. It’s never too late to prioritize and create a plan to help the families that you serve and the children at your house to desire a deeper relationship with Christ and to truly love the Lord with ALL their heart and ALL their mind and ALL their strength!

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Jim Wideman is an internationally recognized voice in children’s and family ministry. He is a much sought after speaker, teacher, author, personal leadership coach, and ministry consultant who has over 30 years experience in helping churches thrive. Jim created the Children’s Ministers Leadership Club in 1995 that is known today as "theClub" which has touched thousands of ministry leaders each month. Jim believes his marching orders are to spend the rest of his life taking what he has learn about leadership and ministry and pour it into the next generation of children’s, youth, and family ministry leaders.