Morning Thought: Our hectic pace of life can cause us to neglect the essentials, especially with regards to our children. We are not merely meant to raise our children naturally with food, clothing, education and good morals; we are called to raise them spiritually to know God and his Word. One day can flood into the next, years can pass like lightning, and you may reflect back, realising you forgot what was most important. Ask God for grace today to teach your children God’s ways. “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10, NIV).