Sunday, September 8, 2013

Nancy Campbell's Wise Advice

Nancy Campbell is one wise woman.  I have been reading her magazine Above Rubies for many years.  She has been an older woman to me and has taught me so much.  Here are some quotes from her latest email that I think are amazing ~

It grieves my heart that many Christian young people today know more about music and movie stars than they do of God's Word.  God want us and our children to KNOW His words so well that they are not only in their heart, but in their mouth {Isaiah 59:21}.

The sooner our children come to know Christ as their Savior and Lord the better. Satan vies for the souls of our children. We want God to have their lives from an early age. Children are very aware of God and if the Scriptures are daily imparted into their lives, their hearts will be open and ready to receive Christ.

God does not tell us to raise children in the ways of the world, but in the ways of the Lord. The ways of the Lord are very different from the ways of the world. We will be a different kind of family. We must train children who not only adhere to God's Words, but who will stand up for the truth, protect it, and guard it.

We are not faithfully teaching our children unless we teach them what it means to walk in the fear of the Lord. This is the foundation of their education which is more important than any other curriculum. The fear of the Lord teaches them how to keep pure in the midst of wickedness, how to depart from evil, and walk in the way of life.

We are not satisfied with the status quo of this world. We are preparing them to represent a heavenly kingdom, a royal kingdom, the kingdom of God. We have different standards, different principles, and a different workbook, the Holy Word of God. May God anoint and help us, even in the midst of an evil world, to raise children who have the stamp of the God's kingdom upon them.

For wisdom is better than jewels, 
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. 
Proverbs 8:11