Raising Boys to Make a Covenant with Their Eyes

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Raising our children to be Godly children is our hope and prayer however we are up against the most powerful darkness out there ……………


Our children have so many choices and the world has a great hold on our young generation. We must pray & trust 
in God by 
becoming Godly Mothers and Faithful Fathers to in steal God’s word in them, so that when they are all grown up in the world, they have knowledge of God’s love & truth in their heart to always come back to.

As parents we must live out our faith in our own walk with God. 
We cant expect our children to follow us if we are not walking in faith. Kids are very aware of what goes on around them, more then we would ever know 🙂
As for my home I have 3 sons, 20, 13, & 8. My 20 year old is already out of the house so that leaves the 2 little ones. Everyday I struggle as a Godly Mother to insure that I am teaching at all times for my boys to fear the Lord in all areas especially their eyes.

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.” Deuteronomy 6:5-6

With all the magazines at the check-outs, all the things that are on TV, all the movies showing, it is crucial to keep the Word of God in front of our children
every second and shelter them with love. 
Taking an opportunity to teach them that there are some situations we dont have control of, however we do have control on how we react to them.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell” (Matthew 5:27-29). 

I am a God fearing mom, meaning I follow what God says and that is how I teach my sons. 
I dont sway the truth, 
I dont try to candy coat anything, 
we talk about what God says about a situation at every moment that the world, for a brief second, takes ahold of our boys. 
We want them to be aware of what God says 
about all situations, 
so that they fear God and not think we are just being the mean parents. Jesus doesnt mean literally poke out our eyes, however He does mean that we should take radical measures to block out temptations.  We need to be teaching our boys to turn the other way when temptations is in their views.

“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 .Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. ” Deuteronomy 6:7-9
Here are some tips on what we teach in our home to our boys so that they are always thinking about what God says first so they can take radical measures to block out any source of temptation.
#1. We pray for their future wife and that they will know when she arrives

#2. We look at women as sisters in Christ until the Lord a lines them with a wife if that is His will for them.
#3 We guard our eyes from all the temptations such as magazines, tv, movies that would cause us to have unpure thoughts
#4. We dont put our self in situations that could cause us to stumble (such as home alone, on a date alone, on the computer chatting,) 

#5. We dont say you cant look at this, cant watch that, cant go there, cant cant cant……. We say the Lord has designed our eyes, thoughts, and actions to be pure with your WIFE. Is that your wife? Then we are to look at her as a sister in Christ.
 #6. Most important we seek the Lord in our walk, and make a Covenant with our eyes to only have eyes for the woman that God places in their life as a wife. (Job 31:1 “I have made a convenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?”

Boys are visual beings and being very aware of this is crucial to their upbringing. Teaching them what God says about how to handle temptation in-steals a love more for God and not for the flesh.
Our hope for the future lays upon us protecting our children’s generation. However, as we protect our children from that which disturbs and corrupts their childhood innocence, we need to insure we are walking in our own faith as the little feet behind us is always watching.
This verse always comes to mind when temptation is on the lure  “I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me” (Psalm 101:2-3). 

What are some ways that you shelter and teach your boys to make a convent with their eyes?

Serving With Joy,

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About Sonya

I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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