{Checklist for Life: Debrief}


We’ve gotten as far as week 7 of our Checklist for Life, book study. Can you believe it? Can you believe all that you’ve already sown into your children? I love the idea that I can look back and see what we talked about, the word that we reviewed, the conversations that we had. For me, it’s a great reminder that ‘YES, we are taking our role as parents responsibly.’ It’s a reminder that even though we don’t always get it right, we are moving forward, we are investing, and we are sowing God’s word into the lives of our children.

So how about you? Have you taken a moment to look back and review what you’ve sown into your children? Let me help you with that:

{SO FAR YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT…}

Week 1- Self Acceptance= we spoke about the different issues that teens face regarding their self-image and we also reviewed how God sees us. Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Verse Cards on Self Acceptance}

Week 2- Loss= we learned how to handle loss in our lives God’s way. Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Verse Cards on Loss}

Week 3- Cliques= we learned about the pressure of belonging and the importance of knowing our identity and position in the Body of Christ. Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Verse Cards on Cliques}

Week 4- Gossip, we talked about the importance of knowing the power in your words and how they affect others.  Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Cards on Gossip}

Week 5- Tolerance= we talked about accepting others and what it looks like to see others the way Christ sees them. Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Cards on Accepting Others}

Week 6- Pride= we talked about pride and the harmful effects it has. We also talked about how God views pride. Download your FREE {Scripture Memory Cards on Pride}

Feel free to go back and review and download the FREE Scripture Cards for each week.

{ALRIGHT, LET’S DEBRIEF…}

Debrief? You’re probably wondering why we’re stopping at Week 7 to debrief. Well, there is an answer to every question- and I’ve got your answer.

Checklist For Life is about your kids. It’s about talking and learning. It’s about relationship building and mentoring. It’s about giving our children the tools they need to face life. However, I wanted to stop and make sure that we all understand that no matter how many of these lessons we go through, the number one thing that will, and can, make the difference when it comes to our teens is: GOD!

That’s right. Although I want you to be proud of the time you’ve taken to teach your children. Do not neglect the time necessary in prayer for them. With prayer we receive God’s help and wisdom. I assure you that the Holy Spirit can take the information you’ve poured into them and make it life transforming. I mean really- who else knows your child so well?!

However, without that anointing upon our lives as we teach and instruct our kids, it turns into nagging and boredom (at least that’s how it plays out in a teens mind). Empowered by the Holy Spirit, you are able to reach into the hidden places of your son or daughter’s heart.

Debrief week is simply about stepping back, reviewing what you”ve learned about your child through the study thus far and going to the Lord with that. It’s about continuing to seek God’s wisdom and guidance for each individual child. And then it’s gearing up and getting ready to do it again.

Are you ready?

{I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU}

Send me your comments and let me know how it’s going for you. I want to hear about it! And get ready for next week’s topic, {VALUES}.

Advertisements

Posted on November 12, 2011, in CHECKLIST FOR LIFE: BOOK STUDY, DEVOTIONALS, FAMILY LIFE, LIFE LESSONS, MOTHERING ON PURPOSE, PARENTING, SPIRITUAL GROWTH, TEENS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: