What have you learned?

What are you teaching?

An old, old truth popped in front of me today, so I want to share.  “Children Learn What They Live.” It’s more than parenting truth. It is our individual, personal truth.

Even as children of God, we learn (or carry from our past) untruths.  God desires truth in our inmost parts—and in our daily walk.  Truth is good for us, good for others–and it is the way God becomes visible in the world!

The need for Truth is why the Word of God is so necessary as part of our lives.  It is our source for slaying lies.  Have you learned a lie that you live out now?  Those lies kill; let His Word destroy the lies.

Check this old poem out and ask the Spirit to show what lies you may be living–and teaching.  And then drink of the sweet Truth!  T

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves
and in those about them.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with friendliness,
they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

Tell me about it…what lie has been unveiled in your life that you will send packing?!

Published by Billie Jo

I am a thankful, awed child of God and wife to Craig, mom to Rusty and Riesa. My passion is helping others enjoy the presence of God.

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