Writing On Your Child’s Heart

 

There are at least five places in the Bible that talk about  writing on our hearts.

God writes on our hearts.

These verses lead me to believe that we write on each other’s hearts, too.

Especially parents on their children’s hearts.

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Our children’s hearts are soft and moldable. Just as our little ones press and squeeze into clay to make fun things, so we adults impress images and words on our children’s hearts. Unfortunately, we cannot smash the clay of their hearts together and start all over again.

The impressions we make on their hearts are permanent.

Are you leaving beautiful images? Tender words? Forgiveness? Respect?

Or, are your children’s tender hearts trampled on and crushed by your careless words and actions?

Do you make a point to daily touch your children lovingly? To hold them in your arms or on your lap every single day?

Do you applaud their efforts? Their responsible behavior? Their persistence?
Or do you only applaud their achievements?

Every word, every deed, every reaction leaves a mark.

We are writing on their hearts LOVE, JOY, WORTHINESS, TENDERNESS…
Or we are writing FEAR, SELF-DOUBT, WORTHLESSNESS, HARSHNESS?

Live intentionally, Mom and Dad.
Parent intentionally, please.

 

Scripture References:

Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Jeremiah 31:33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Hebrews 8:10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

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