Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives commands for our good. It gives habits for success. The biggest one? 1st Time Obedience. What you learn as a child, isn’t for the convenience of your parents, it’s to train you to hear the voice of God, and respond immediately. If you learn to obey the parents you can see, you’ll be able to obey the Heavenly Father that you cannot see. Most parents don’t realize the critical importance, of training first time obedience. Parents who let kids get away with not obeying the first time, aren’t being kind or nice, they’re actually dooming their child to lost opportunity, and lost blessing at the very least. And neglect of that moral value in a child could result in far negative consequence down the road than lost blessing or favor. When training up a child, Dad’s - the best thing you can do for your child is love their Mommy. Mom’s - the best thing you can do for your child is respect their Daddy. They will feel completely secure and it will enable and accelerate their growth in every moral, physical, intellectual and social area. And when it comes to training them. The foundational moral principle – is first time obedience. Train them to obey the first time. If you do not, it will keep them from everything God wants to give them. This isn’t about you as a parent, or your convenience… this is about them as a child and what they will become. That’s a challenge to you as a parent, but what about you as a child of the King, how is your 1st Time Obedience coming? Does God have to count to three before you obey - His command, or His prompting, or His leading? Some months ago a couple of my grandkids were over at my house playing. They were behind a chair and started kicking it. To redirect them, I called one of them by name and said, “Their Name,” Papa says come out from behind the chair.” Immediately this child came, and I praised them for such a good job of obeying the first time! And instantly in my mind I decided that I would take them to get some donuts, for their wonderful job of obeying. So I called the child by name again, and said, “Their Name, come here! Papa wants to tell you something.” I was going to tell them what we were about to do. And their response, they instantly ran and hid in the closet. Their first time obedience that would have yielded a reward, was cancelled by their disobedience a moment later, because they never came to hear what Papa was going to do. I wasn’t mad, just realized that it would be better left for another time. Have you ever considered what could be lost, when you fail to obey the first time? You don’t get donuts every time you do what God tells you. Just like everyone celebrates your first steps at twelve months old, and gets it on video. But when you’re three, you don’t get a celebration every time you walk into the next room. But there could be - many opportunities for blessing – left on the table – from a Father who longs to bless you, if your first time obedience isn’t an “all the time” habit. Praying that you will get really good at First Time Obeying. PiVAT will help you. One godly young woman said, “PiVAT isn’t just obedience practice, it’s prophetic practice." She was referring to the verse that says – When the Holy Spirit comes, He will lead you into all truth, and He will show you things to come.” That’s what PiVAT before dinner is. Prophetic practice, and obedience practice - as God tells you in part what is coming tomorrow.” And if you keep coming back PRISM – those five things you can do in His Word, It’s like coming to hear what your Heavenly Father wants to tell you. He might say, we’re going to the donut shop. Praying that first time obedience becomes your “every time” habit. Not off and on, sometimes, sometimes not, but always – instant in obedience! Not for the donuts, but for the DNA. The character it builds in you, and the destiny it brings you to.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!