Does anyone ever consider moving to a different planet lately?
I don’t think that’s possible, but some days I sure wish there really was a way to move somewhere that seemed better to raise a Christian family.
I considered looking for a time machine, but when I tried to think of a generation, even in the past century, that looked close to perfect, I couldn’t find it.
Living here on earth can feel like we are living in darkness.
Ever since sin entered the world back with Eve and Adam, things have been very im-perfect!
And ya know, TBH, if Eve hadn’t started it, then once things got to me, I would have messed it up!
Well, let’s look at your question: Can a mom pass on the truth of her faith to her family in today’s world that’s crammed full of endless influences and distractions?
Just think about it:
God knew. HE KNEW Adam and Eve would mess up royally! And He had a plan (Jesus).
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 NLT
And God has a plan for us Christians living IN the world.
Although we’d like to run away from our to-do lists and all the junk going on in the world around us, God has put us here IN the world IN our particular family AT this particular time (yeah, even in 2020).
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. John 2:15-17 NIV
Will this be easy?
Is it possible to have relationships with those OF the world, but still be Christian self?
Again, yes. And your children need to see you do this and be taught by your example.
The world will always have its “pull” on us…on our kids…on everyone.
As Christians, this is not our home. We aren’t going to feel comfy!
And growing up in this world with us (for a short time, I must add) is our precious kids!
Your children are YOUR first ministry.
As a Christian parent, it is YOUR DUTY–not a church’s or a school’s or a grandparent’s duty—to point your kids to Christ in every way (as Savior, as a compass, as an interceder, etc.).
Is that blunt? Have you been telling yourself that but lack the will or disciple to act on it?
You aren’t the only one!
I’ve been there and am still steering that boat myself, navigating the “waters” of attempting to live a full and fun life on earth while weeding out the bad (constantly) AND being a Sheppard to my kids.
I guess I’m a sailor and a shepherd?!!!
In fact, moms have countless jobs, don’t we?!! Have you read my post on being a firefighter?
We are all on this journey.
We don’t have to do it alone. It wouldn’t be near the fun, would it?!
Would you like to go on this journey with me?
Please take the next steps.
Don’t delay. ACT!
But you don’t have to do this alone. I’m here (yeah, living this too) and doing it with you!
I’m recommending you start these steps below that I also do myself.
Because this isn’t something you can do once and check off your to-do list like cleaning the toilet (Yuck).
And it’s SOOOO much more fulfilling than cleaning a toilet!
Start first by subscribing to my Fuseletter. It’s a very “quick-read” weekly email that points you towards some awesome practical Christian parenting ideas.
Sign-up for our Mom Challenge Group, starting soon, where together, a bunch of us moms will build our relationships with our kids one easy habit a month.
Then explore my site, where I have resources on how you can pass on your faith to your kids. You can go here to get started NOW!