MFM Daily Devotional 27 January 2022

TOPIC: Dangers of Failed Parenting (II)

MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 29:15 – “The rod of reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:Be careful how you live; you may be the Bible people ever read

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I decree that the Almighty God will make you a good example and positive influence for your children and ward, in the Name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 16–18; Matthew 18:1–20

PRAISE & WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 2:22-36

MFM Daily Devotional 27 January 2022  MESSAGE

Lack of proper parental monitoring and guidance is responsible for the havoc the enemy is doing to children nowadays. Many parents are just not available; they are busy with other issues of life while their children are left at the mercy of wolves that devour without remnants. By the time the dastardly deeds of the enemy are done, more often than not, parents run helter-skelter to do damage control or seek lasting solution, unfortunately it has often become too late.

As a result of failed parenting, many untrained and ill-mannered youths have turned to vices and crimes. Such undesirable elements have negatively rewritten the history of their families and tarnished the good image their grandparents and parents worked so hard to build.

Failed parenting causes poor growth and development in children physically, mentally and spiritually. The consequences of negative developmental issues are carried over into future years, if left unchecked.

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Most of the cases of mass failure in examination, truancy, cultism, are traceable to parents’ poor nurturing and neglect of their duties in the lives of their children: failure to spend quality time with their children, teach and share helpful tips on how to live a godly life, rebuke, correct and discipline when necessary, encourage and support when needed.

On the other hand, some parents always make negative comparison between their children and other children, criticise them without setting good examples.

One of the best ways to teach a child anything is by doing it yourself. Leading by example goes a long way to teach and reinforce the needed virtues in the lives of these younger humans. Your child will see what you do and copy it.

Dear parent, never underestimate the influence you have on these young ones. That is why your life should communicate and teach them positive values.

Beloved parent, avoid overpampering your child, else he becomes hardened and repellent to corrections. Rather, be there to help him where necessary, but give him room to grow, mature and be independent gradually. Show him love and teach him to love God and others.

My prayer for you is that you will not fail in your parenting responsibilities and none of your children will become a black sheep, in the Name of Jesus.

1. I shall not fail God in the area of parenting, in the Name of Jesus.
2. I shall not miss heaven due to bad parenting, in the Name of Jesus.
3. Dear Holy Spirit, come and take absolute control in this assignment of parenting You have given me, in the Name of Jesus.

4. O Lord, restore my children from the grip of bad parenting, in the Name of Jesus.
5. My children shall not be misfired arrows in my hands, in the Name of Jesus.
6. My children shall not be menace to the society, in the Name of Jesus.
7. Every character failure in me, reproducing in my children, die by fire, in the Name of Jesus.