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  • Writer's pictureDJ and Lorrie Harry

The Four Necessary Steps to Prepare Your Children to Stand Like Daniel

The music is playing…do you hear it?

The world is out to indoctrinate your children. You can't deny it because it is established fact. If you are still questioning this as a parent, you are living in make-believe land!

So then how do we go about intentionally preparing our children for the cultural pressure they will face?

1. Evaluate

-Know where you are as a family, where your kids are…and know where you want to go!

-Visualize the type of adult you want your child to become.

-Don’t be shortsighted…keep eternity in view!!

-Analyze what is influencing your child

-What is speaking worldview truth into your child’s mind?

-cartoons, movies, video games…

-Compare…are the things speaking into my child’s life pushing them the direction I want them to go?

*Your children will be tomorrow what they are becoming today.

2. Dedicate

-You must commit to doing what it takes to prepare your children.

-It is a daily process of incremental growth

**The power of marginal gains

**You don’t have to develop a Daniel today! You just need to do today what you can to help your children move one step in the right direction.!

Isaiah 28:9-10 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
3. Educate

*Teach your kids…

-That’s the church’s job - “The Church Stinks at Raising Kids"

-That’s the school’s job…if you just let go and give your kids over to the school, they are going to learn a lot…but not what you want…

-That’s why I send my kids to Christian school…

-No! Educating your children is your responsibility...plain and simple!

*No matter what type of school you use for your child’s formal education, your child’s overall education is your responsibility…

4. Participate

Training up your children is a hands on process…don’t abdicate your role as your child’s greatest influence.

*Too many parents sit back and just let anyone and everyone influence their kids…thinking that they have no control or authority…

Tomorrow the music is going to play and your children are going to be expected to bow to the idols of this world. Will they be prepared to stand?

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