April 20, 2017

Deuteronomy 6:7 (NLT) — 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

Are you as thrilled with your children as God is? Do you love them as much as he does? They are so precious to him and you are so precious to him that he gave them to you as gifts.

Psalm 127:3 (NLT) — 3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

Do we value our children as rewards and gifts from God? When Cleo and I got married we received many gifts. There were a couple of gifts that we weren’t thrilled about and they didn’t hold much value to us so guess what we did? Yup we re-gifted them! We didn’t care for them so we let someone else have them. Can you see where I am going with this?

If we don’t take the time to model and feed our children the scriptures so that the scriptures can influence their lives we are re-gifting them to the teachers at school, their friends, television, movies, the internet, face book, twitter, magazines, books etc. Those that we re-gift them to will become the major influences in their lives all because we didn’t see our children as rewards and gifts from God. Sobering right?

Psalm 78:1–8 (NLT) — 1 O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, 2 for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past— 3 stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. 4 We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. 5 For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, 6 so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. 7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. 8 Then they will not be like their ancestors— stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God.

Be Inspired Hilltop!



  1. Wow!! This is so true. How do we value our kids? Are they important enough to put down the cell phone, ipad etc… to pay attention to them. We need to stay involved in all of the activities of our children’s lives. The best thing you can hear from your kid is when they complain that their friends really like you! When you know that they have changed plans so that the friend can stay and hang out at your house because “your mom is cool!” That is teenager for “Your mom likes me”