There is no way we can raise children who love and follow Jesus if we’re not loving and following Him. Our children can’t follow us somewhere if we’re not going there ourselves.
If we love Jesus, we’ll want to listen to Him. If we listen to Him, we’ll love Him even more. And if we truly love Him, that love will spill out onto our children, and draw them to Him in a way that just-our-words will never do.
“Train up a child in the way he should go – but be sure you go that way yourself.” C.H. Spurgeon