“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20
“After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.” John 6:66
The Biblical model of education and training is quite different than the greco-roman style used in our school system today. Biblical education is relational and focuses on the whole person. One is not made wise by sitting in a chair and being talked at by the mentor. Instead, one is made wise by “walking with” the wise, observing them and emulating them.
When fickle disciples of Christ stopped being mentored by Him and stopped heeding His teachings, it is categorized as “no longer walking with Him.”
As multi-generational visionaries, we must be highly attuned to this truth. We must take an apprenticeship approach to our children. We must have them walk with us. It is only in this way that we will build them into the effective warriors for Christ that we hope them to be.
Today and moving forward, consider the following:
If my children “walked with me” each day, what would they see modeled? Would they be witnessing wisdom, maturity, and excellence? If not, where do I need to advance my own discipleship to ensure that I model Godliness and wisdom for my children?
How much time each week do my children spend, “walking with me?” How much relational instruction is taking place in my family?
Who do I need to be walking with to improve my abilities in the area of being a multi-generational visionary?