My bloggy friend, Sarah, gave my sister a book called, "One Million Arrows" by Julie Ferwerda. It has some great insight and has challenged me to rise above the status quo of just teaching my children about the Christian walk, to instead be DISCIPLING my children. I am going to be sharing this with you as a series, so stay tuned!
"We have a very short window of time on this earth to impact our children's lives for eternity and to make sure they don't go through their days unequipped to answer the questions they'll likely wrest with as they approach adulthood:
1. Why am I here?
2. What is my purpose?
3. Where am I going?
4. How do I get there?
5.What does the future hold?
We can no longer afford to stand by, watching them succumb to the devastating lies of the devil and the world, but instead we must be ready to give them what their hearts are deeply longing for: an authentic relationship with their Creator, living out the purpose He created them for in the big picture. I believe our kids are not looking for the easy road, they're looking for the eternal road."
Oh, Amen! Hallelujah! What a challenge for us all. We can't possibly send our children in the right direction if we are not living this ourselves. Do we have authentic relationships with our Creator? Are we living out the purposes He created for us? Our are hearts longing for Him to show us the way?
Let us examine our hearts today. A true disciple or "seeker, follower" (that is what the word means in Greek), will pray and seek Him in His Word. Ask God to transfigure your relationship with Him today. Ask Him to take it to another level, so that you can show your children who He REALLY is. We cannot teach our children something that we don't know. Press in, Dear One! He is faithful. He will give you new revelation of who He is.
If you are truly "Hungering for God" check out this post by Michelle at She Looketh Well. It will challenge you greatly!