Could it be true that I have thought of everything I want better for my kids except what I hope their spiritual life looks like? Isn’t it enough that they come to know who Jesus is and obey His commands?
If I want my kids to be stronger spiritually than I am (or was at their age) I’ve got to make sure that I am intentionally doing the following:
1. My own spiritual life models for them something that is desirable. If I want them to be drawn to God, I have to live my life in a way that clearly demonstrates that He is my everything. My own life needs to be one that compels others to live for Jesus.
2. My family engages regularly in discussions about faith. We interact with the Bible and talk about applying it to our current situations. We don’t just pick the Bible up on Sunday mornings when it’s time for church. I don’t leave the spiritual development of my kids to
the Children’s or Youth Pastor.
3. Priorities are determined by what matters most. When my number one priority really is my own spiritual development, it dictates my priorities. It forms my schedule and priorities.
4. At home we have conversations that talk about intentionally going deeper in our Christian walks. We are not content with status quo. We are always trying to grow.
How about you? Have you ever pictured what you want your kids spiritual lives to look like? Do you want it to be better than yours? What do you do to see that this happens?