They say that the easiest way to master a skill is to teach it. God is asking you to teach your children so that they will not go through what you suffered. But should they go through it, teach them how they can overcome and learn from their mistakes. However, do not teach them with just mere words but through action. Your children will follow what you do rather than what you say. Practice what your preach. Set a good example that your children can emulate.
If you want your children to be healthy, make sure that you prepare something healthy that all of you will consume, preferably predominantly whole food plant based diet which is recommended for cancer patients. A healthy plate contains of whole grain (rolled oats, quinoa, brown rice), a variety of fruits and vegetables and healthy protein like beans and legumes. If you want them to move their body, take them out for a walk in the park or go out to nature but still observe social distancing and proper wearing of face mask and face shield. A face mask is not a chin diaper and a face shield is not a visor.
Be the mirror that your children can see. Be a beacon of light that they can follow, Be the salt that adds flavor to their everyday life. For God has made you His instrument of healing and his ambassador on earth. Your family is your first ministry, especially your children.
Today is Day 16 of the 30 days to Change Your Life After Cancer Diagnosis.
When you PAUSE, you reflect on God's words. When you PRAY, you ask for God's help, And when you PERFORM, you do your best and God will do the rest because "...faith without works is dead."(James 2:26)
From Deuteronomy 4:9, "However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from you memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children's children."
Father God, I glorify You for You are my Healer. Forgive me if I set a bad example, especially to the young ones. Thank You for another chance to make it up to them through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and under the mantle of Mama Mary's protection. This I ask in Jesus Name. AMEN.
In this dark world of chaos and uncertainty, be the lamp unto your child's path through your deeds.
Hope you can share so you can teach others, too.