In our earnestness to LOVE our kids, we sometimes don’t consider what we may be leaving undone or doing too much of that has the potential to hurt our influence in their lives.
We need to demonstrate some “necessary roughness” when our flesh or the devil tries to trick us back into legalistic thinking.
Whether you’re a parent, parent-to-be, grandparent, or are lucky enough to mentor kids in some way, we influence the younger generation. It’s easy to pick apart what other parents seem to be doing wrong. It can be much harder to see our own weaknesses.
It’s alarming how quickly so many are to call someone else a racist. Of course, we mustn’t shrink back from demanding justice where racism exists, but we need to remember that the enemy is not just ‘out there,’ but also IN HERE. Any time we pre-categorize people (even as a racist), we mentally assign a value to their personhood that is less than our own or someone else’s, and we are committing the same heart-sin as a racist.
Reconnecting with Jesus is the simplest thing in the world.
Maybe you’ve been away from God and find yourself with a desire to be closer with Him, but your feelings of shame are overwhelming…
For the leader, the job of asking questions is probably never done.