Lift Their Lid
Parenting With Purpose – Week 2
LIFT THEIR LIDS
“IS YOUR CEILING GOING TO BE THE FLOOR, THE FOUNDATION, THAT YOUR KIDS ARE GOING TO BUILD THEIR LIVES ON, OR IS YOUR CEILING GOING TO BE A LID THAT HINDERS THEIR GROWTH?”
WE ARE ALL IMPARTING OUR VALUES, BELIEFS, ATTITUDES AND HABITS TO OUR KIDS OR THOSE WHO WE ARE POURING IN TO
“Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians
CHILDREN ABSORB WHAT THEY CONSISTENTLY HEAR
WHAT MESSAGES ARE WE ABSORBING EVERY DAY?
“CHOOSE THE RIGHT FILTER: ARE WE FILTERING GOD’S WORD THROUGH THE MESSAGES OF OUR FAVORITE NEWS OUTLET, OR ARE WE FILTERING THE NEWS THROUGH THE TRUTH, GRACE, AND LOVE OF GOD’S WORD.” – PASTOR SCOTT WILSON
“WISE PARENTS CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES!”
“After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you— from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’ No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.” Joshua
“Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110. They buried him in the land he had been allocated, at Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.” Judges
- REFLECT & INSPECT
HAS YOUR LID BEEN LIFTED?
WE CAN’T LIFT THE LIDS OF THOSE WE ARE POURING IN TO UNLESS SOMEONE HAS LIFTED OUR LID
“WE POINT THEM TO THE KINDNESS, JUSTICE, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AS THE ANTIDOTE TO RACISM, GENDER BIAS, A POVERTY MINDSET, AND AGE DISCRIMINATION. AND WE NOTICE WHAT THEY DO WELL SO THEY’LL BELIEVE THEY CAN BE MORE AND DO MORE THAN THEY EVER IMAGINED.”
WHAT VALUES OR LIDS AM I CURRENTLY IMPARTING IN MY CHILDREN OR THOSE WHO I INFLUENCE?
“YOU CANNOT CHANGE WHAT YOU DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE” – DR. PHIL
“God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting way— the path that brings me back to you.” Psalms
“WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AS A CHILD WAS NOT YOUR FAULT, BUT WHAT YOU DO WITH IT WHEN YOU’RE AN ADULT IS YOUR CHOICE.”
“THE GOAL IS TO CREATE A CLEAR, COMPELLING VISION OF WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE ALL ABOUT.” – STEPHEN COVEY
WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP PRIORITIES?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURES?
ARE THERE ANY VALUES THAT YOU INHERITED FROM YOUR PARENTS THAT YOU WANT TO CONTINUE…OR STOP?
WHD DO YOUR KIDS LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING PART OF YOUR FAMILY?
COMPLETE THIS STATEMENT: “WE BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO _________”
“A WRITTEN DECLARATION ISN’T A GUARANTEE OF FAMILY SUCCESS, BUT IT CAN HELP ESTABLISH A FAMILY’S IDENTITY EVEN AS IT REINFORCES WHAT IS IMPORTANT.”
- BE CONSISTENT & INTENTIONAL
“IT’S NOT WHAT WE DO ONCE IN A WHILE THAT SHAPES OUR LIVES. IT’S WHAT WE DO CONSISTENTLY.” – TONY ROBBINS