Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV)
What a promise to parents that have children that have strayed from walking with Jesus. We do the best we can in teaching our children about Jesus and learning to walk with Him. But what if they choose to not follow. Do we stop loving them? No, we keep praying for them that one day their hearts will choose Him and walk with Him. It took some of us years knowing about before walking with Him. If your child is not walking with Jesus, keep praying and create a safe environment for them to know that you love them unconditionally just as Jesus loves them. Don’t preach with words. Preach with loving actions.
I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth. (3 John 1:4 NLT)