Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sweet Times at Home Pt. 3 - Family Worship

How important is this to you? Feeding your children spiritual food, so that they can grow into spiritually mature followers of the Lord.

This is the question that I must constantly ask myself, in order to stay on track with what's most important in the lives of my children.

It's sooooooooo easy to lose focus and begin to drift into the world of normalcy without realizing what is happening. (Like a frog placed in a pot of cool water, not realizing the temp rising as the water begins to boil, and eventually allowing himself to cook to death, when all he had to do was jump out!)

If that's you, then there's two of us in the pot. So what do you say...lets jump out together, and not allow the culture of laziness so prevalent in too many Christian homes to define who we are as Spiritual leaders. We are called to Pastor the flock that the Lord has been so merciful to give us. He has entrusted us with these precious gifts called children and this blessing known as our wife.

Let us not fail our Lord or our homes. Let us fight the good fight of faith. Let us run the race with endurance. Let us look to the author and perfecter of our faith for strength!

Remember Men, we, not the Pastors of our churches, but we, are responsible for discipling our children, and leading our homes spiritually.

I leave you with this:

2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
-Ezekiel 34:2-

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
-Ephesians 6:4-