But, one thing I would say this morning, is give your child, (and yourself), the gift of an innocent heart. A child’s heart is hopeful, trusting, loving, unashamed, unselfconscious and pure.
We are what we feed on. Whatever things are true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things, ( Phil. 4:8), was the grid through which I taught my children to cultivate life. If it didn’t fit this grid, then we did not do it.
There is a power and strength to purity and innocence. It brings flashing light and reality to impure things. It sees the value of people compared to possessions. Innocence has a testimony, a voice and an ability to see God, as no other. (Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matt. 5:8)
So, consider how to eliminate evil, contemporary values, materialism, sarcasm, junk, violence, inane media, dependence on machines from your children’s lives. You only have a season of time to build in them an appetite for what is best.
From Sally Clarkson's Blog found here