Training up your child with Godly values

Dawn - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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The bible says to train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he shall not depart from it. The seed of a righteous man shall be mighty upon the earth.



I believe our children belong to the Lord and they shall inherit the earth and walk in great places of authority. In order from them to get to the place they must be taught early.



I'm creating declarations for my 6yr old and 10 yr old t begin speaking over their own lives. Do you have any declarations you regularly speak over your children? If so, please share with me on here (of course they must be scriptural based).

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Miriam - posted on 05/14/2010

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Hi Patricia! I have a two-year old. The best method is to have them memorize a simple and short verse every month. They are wonderful at this age, and they sound adorable when they try to repeat the verses! My child's verse for this month is "Let us go to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1. It helps to include little motions (swing arms to the side for "let us go" to signify you are walking, forming our hands like a house for "the house" part, and pointing up for "of the Lord" part, etc.)

Also children's Christian songs help them start embracing the idea of God's love and Jesus' sacrifice. My favorite are the songs from Cedarmont Kids (google or get at a local Christian Bookstore). You'll find yourself singing along with them, and it is a good way to pass the time during lengthy car rides too! :) God bless!

Dawn - posted on 05/04/2010

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Here is the one with Scriptures for Anna. It is a little different after all.
Anna’s Declaration

• I am a child of God(Galatians 4:6-7; John 1:12-13)
• I love the Lord(Proverbs 3:5)
• I praise God with the fruit of my lips(Hebrews 13:15)
• I think about the word of God all of the time
• I keep the commandments of God because of my love for Him(John 14:15)
• I am obedient to my parents in the Lord and will have a long life(Ephesians 6:1-2)
• I am bold and have courage (Proverb 28:1)
• I speak the truth at all times
• I am free to be me all of the time
• I am not afraid of what people think of me (Jeremiah 1:8)
• I choose to please God first
• I know what to do at all times because the Spirit of truth leads me(John 16:13)
• I am blessed of God (Psalms 115:15)
• I am healthy (I Peter 2:24; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8; Luke 24:47; Acts 4:12)
• I have peace (Philippians 4:7)
• I have more than enough (Philippians 4:19)
• I am a blessing to other people (Genesis 12:2)
• I love the people of God (1 John 3:14-19)
• I bring light to dark places(Matthew 5:13-16; Isaiah 58:12)
• I am not afraid because the Lord is with me (Jeremiah 1:8)
• I have the Joy of the Lord which makes me strong (Nehemiah 8:10)

Dawn - posted on 05/04/2010

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Alison and Christa,

I've listed the scripture references on Kayla's declarations below. I didn't do Anna's because it is basically saying the same thing just in an easier language since Anna is younger. These are what the Lord gave me to speak over my children. Not every declaration has a specific scripture reference. It is the desire of my heart and I believe the Lords heart towards my children based on the specific gifts and ability He has placed in them. You may have to tweak them based on what He has for your children.
- God bless

Kayla’s Declaration

• I am a child of God (Galatians 4:6-7; John 1:12-13)
• I praise God with the fruit of my lips (Hebrews 13:15)
• I love the Lord with all my heart and do not depend on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)
• I seek the Spirit of God for understanding and direction in my life (Job 26:12)
• I keep the commandments of God because of my love for Him (John 14:15)
• I am obedient to my parents in the Lord ; so I will live a long prosperous life (Ephesians 6:1-2)
• I am the head and not the tail; above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)
• I walk in great places of authority (Genesis 1:26-28)
• I am a leader among leaders
• I do not succumb to peer pressure
• I choose to please God first
• I have perfect knowledge in all things because the Spirit of truth guides me into all truth (John 16:13)
• I have the peace of God (Philippians 4:7)
• I am strong because of the Joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10)
• I am free from sin, sickness, disease, and distress because the work of Jesus on the Cross to bring about my salvation (I Peter 2:24; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8; Luke 24:47; Acts 4:12)
• I am made light so that I can bring light to dark places and show forth the Glory of God in the earth (Matthew 5:13-16; Isaiah 58:12)
• I have been blessed to be able to love freely and I will love as God loves (1 John 3:14-19)
• The Spirit of God in me is infectious; spreading to all of my friends and family
• I shape the world around me by the power of the Holy Spirit which works in me

Dawn - posted on 04/30/2010

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Kayla’s Declaration

• I am a child of God

• I praise God with the fruit of my lips

• I love the Lord with all my heart and do not depend on my own understanding

• I seek the Spirit of God for understanding and direction in my life

• I keep the commandments of God because of my love for Him

• I am obedient to my parents in the Lord ; so I will live a long prosperous life

• I am the head and not the tail; above only and not beneath

• I walk in great places of authority

• I am a leader among leaders

• I do not succumb to peer pressure

• I choose to please God first

• I have perfect knowledge in all things because the Spirit of truth guides me into all truth

• I have the peace of God

• I am strong because of the Joy of the Lord

• I am free from sin, sickness, disease, and distress because the work of Jesus on the Cross to bring about my salvation

• I am made light so that I can bring light to dark places and show forth the Glory of God in the earth

• I have been blessed to be able to love freely and I will love as God loves

• The Spirit of God in me is infectious; spreading to all of my friends and family

• I shape the world around my by the power of the Holy Spirit which works in me





Anna’s Declaration

• I am a child of God

• I love the Lord

• I praise God with the fruit of my lips

• I think about the word of God all of the time

• I keep the commandments of God because of my love for Him

• I am obedient to my parents in the Lord

• I am bold and have courage

• I speak the truth at all times

• I am free to be me all of the time

• I am not afraid of what people think of me

• I choose to please God first

• I know what to do at all times because the Spirit of truth leads me

• I am blessed of God

• I am healthy

• I have peace

• I have more than enough

• I am a blessing to other people

• I love the people of God

• I bring light to dark places

• I am not afraid because the Lord is with me

• I have the Joy of the Lord which makes me strong

Michelle - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter is learning to read and write and often exclaims "I can't do this Mama!" I remind her of Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things thru Christ which strengthens me."

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Dawn - posted on 05/18/2010

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I agree with Nancy that It is important to live the life in front of your children, you are the living epistle they read every day. It is equally important to impress in their heart and mind who God is and I agree with Miriam on how she teaches her childeren scripture and songs so they learn of God through the word. It enforces the principal of studying the word, etc... These declarations are another way to assist in training up your child in the ways of God. It establishes and enforces within their soul who they are according to what God has said concerning them. It builds a confidence in their ability to walk out and apply the principals of the Word of God to their daily lives. We all should speak over our lives; decreeing the word of God. Our words have power and what we say, just as the Father, must come to pass.

This is a great conversation. Thank you all for your input.

Nancy - posted on 05/14/2010

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I raised four children. They all have Christian families of their own now. What I have observed over the years is that children pay less attention to what is SAID and more attention to what is DONE! My own children paid more attention to what I said if they saw it being lived out in my daily walk with the Lord. The scriptural instructions are: Deuteronomy 6:5-7, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your srength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Jackie - posted on 05/04/2010

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When I send my children off to schoole every morning, I tell them three things, I LOVE YOU - YOU ARE YOUR FATHER'S CHILD - HAVE A BLESSED DAY. Sometimes they leave before I get out of the shower, so I will text it to them, so they ready it before they get to school.

Dawn - posted on 05/04/2010

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I attend Faith Worship Center in Columbus Ga. My pastor is Dr. Ann L. Hardman. We are online as well on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m. Website www.ahministries.net. We speak declarations over our ministry every service. I supposed that helped to plant the seed for the idea in my spirit.

AnnMarie - posted on 05/04/2010

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That's a great song too! Do you go to faith world? just asking because they sing that a lot in that church

AnnMarie - posted on 05/04/2010

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You are a great mom and an inspiration. I shared with all my friends what you have done and encouraged them to do the same. We have chosen to send our kids to Christian school and that is more or less to remove the secular distractions of provocative dress, behavior, etc, but its important to recognize that it starts at home, including bible study.

Alison - posted on 05/03/2010

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Dawn, I really like your declarations! Do you have the scripture references for all of those points? I would really like to keep a copy of that!

Dea - posted on 05/01/2010

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I'm 7 months pregnant with my first child and even now I pray over him and read Psalm 139 and Jeremiah 23:11 to him.

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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I teach my children to speak, "With long life He will satisfy me." I especially teach my daughter not to say things like, "that kills me."

Dawn - posted on 04/30/2010

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These are excellent examples. I'm writing a declaration for my children to decree over themselves. I'll share once the Holy Spirit gives me completion over what to decree over each of my children based on the giftings God has placed in each of them and the challenges that come to contend with their destiny.

Audrey - posted on 04/30/2010

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Whenever my DD acts shy, I tell her "You aren't shy! You are bold! Because you can come boldly before the Throne!"

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