a Biblical thought...
All those people who didn't seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as he straightened out their lives. (Romans 9:29)
a Book thought...
It is telling that English evangelicals gave up believing in the urgent imperative to improve society about the same time that they gave up believing robustly in resurrection and settled for a disembodied heaven instead. (p38 Wright)
a Dave thought...
Yesterday Matt Kean preached in our Mothers Day service and gave the challenge to all parents 'don't blame the church if your child is not here in 5 years, if you are not talking with your own children about how to live like Jesus at home'.
Many of us want others to bring up our children in the ways of Jesus but don't actually have the conversations about God or pray with our own siblings as part of our daily lives. I am with Matt on this one, to disciple our own children is the most important thing we can do for them. Praying with them, reading the bible with them, and talking about how we can live a life that reflects Kingdom values is surely worth making time for in our lives. So rather than only teaching our children how to pursue a successful career that will fund everything they want to buy, let's make time for the most important. It seems we all put more effort into potty training our children than talking about Jesus with them, maybe it is because we have to deal with the consequences first hand when our toilet training is unsuccessful.
Just a thought.
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