One of the most important things that I wanted to teach my children when they were very young was how to make decisions. I gave them opportunities to choose. For example, I let them choose the types of food or clothes they wanted…without interference. Mind you, this was not on all matters.
I am a strong believer in individuality and freedom of expression (guided by God’s principles and law).
In this world, children as well as adults, have to choose. We must choose to walk in the path of Christ or the path of the world.
One of the best ways to teach children to make right decisions is reading about Bible characters who chose the right amidst very trying times. I think of Esther and the courage she displayed as well as the three Hebrew boys. There is Daniel, Joseph and Moses. This list goes on and on.
“The Bible heroes of faith are to be our example…” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, Page 477
Are you allowing room for your little ones to make small decisions? Do you teach them about the Bible heroes?
~Thanks Tonya, for sharing with us today! You can normally find Tonya blogging at Momma’s Sunshine.