Power of Nurture: Preparing Children to Navigate Life | Part 3 of Series - NAVIGATE. How to Successfully Journey Through Life & These Times

Monday, August 23, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


How we help children function or navigate early in life, charts the path for their future. How they learn to see themselves and interact with others, leads to the best outcomes.  Children Need NURTURE. 

Defined: Care for and encourage the growth or development of

Nurture is not only teaching. Nurture is not only advice and counsel. Nurture is the lifestyle of shaping the molding the life of another, especially children. What separates a good looking garden or flowerbed from a bad looking one is nurture, which is hands-on cultivation. Nurturing contains the ingredients of prayer, protection, nourishment, instruction in the Word and in life, good examples, correction, pruning, rebuke, and providing room to grow.

Proverbs 1:7, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; 9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck.

Matthew 18:6, If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

2 Timothy 1:5, For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

Reflection Questions:

1.  What is nurture?
2.  How does nurturing children help them navigate life?
3.  What are some examples or best practices of nurturing children?
4.  What is "sincere faith?"