"PK's" Preacher Kids
Written by Mother Viola Livingston, South Carolina District: April 30, 2015
Holy Greetings my dear sisters and fellow citizens In the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
What a promise for Christian parents! When you feel pressured by the task of raising children, especially the parents of PK's, take comfort. You are not alone. Your heavenly Father is with you and promises that the effective witness of your life will not fail to bless them. You are the divine example that teaches them. Remember Christ took out time for children. He said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 17:14.
Dear ones, PK's are just like other kids. They have needs, wants, and love for the congregation their father pastors. Pastors are the head of their homes and should rule it well. The Bible states, "One that ruleth well his own house, and having his children, in subjection (under loving control) with gravity (earnestly); For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?" I Timothy 3: 4 & 5.This scripture is evidence of those fathers who fail to adhere to the Word of God in ruling their house. Their children fall astray and victim to the world satan has made for their destruction.
When Pk's are taught and shown how to love and respect others, I really feel they will put that love and respect into action in how they treat others and especially, how they treat themselves.
We should also teach and show them how to reach children of their age groups to minister to them on living righteously. Show them selflessness, always displaying a happy smiling face and pleasing personality. These qualities will allow you to have a happy and glorious life in Christ and your fellow friends.
Remember, PK's will make mistakes or error. We should not give up on them. That is reflective of one of God's attributes. Because He will not give- up on His children. Reach out and help them. Although they know better, they may not always do better.
I’m telling you, it’s alright to be a PK. I once was one and made it with the help of parents and church Family. I also had and have PK's. By the help of God, my mother, and church family, we can make it as well.
I taught my children to love and respect others and to play fair. I taught them as well as gave them an example to follow. We have allowed people to live with us and did not have any trouble.
Dear heart, it’s alright to be PK's. Let the Lord be your guide. Always show yourself friendly.
Mother Viola Livingston