Thursday, June 17, 2010
But the Bible is clear that we need to put Christ first. It is only by obeying and seeking God that we can have true joy and meaning in life. Furthermore, God is most of all concerned with our holiness, not our happiness. He will use our circumstances (marriage, children, other family, job, finances, health, etc) to make us more like His Son Jesus.
As a parent, the best thing you can do to disciple your child is to become a better disciple yourself. Pursue Christ and live for Him. Give your time and money courageously and sacrificially. Be in authentic community. Seek to know Him more through scripture and prayer.
Our kids may want us to focus on them, but they need us to focus on Christ.