Like it our not, Satan wants you and your family. There is so much HOPE to be found in this next generation and Satan knows this!
Everyone has the God given need to know the truth. Kids and teenagers are no exception.
It’s that natural “fire” inside them that we can use for the kingdom or against.
What do you do if you have a fire? You either fuel it to make it bigger or extinguish it if you want it out.
How would a mom extinguish that fire inside her child? Easy. Do nothing.
If I asked you if you feel comfortable in your job as a mom, how would you answer?
Well, most of us want to feel comfortable being a mom. It’s a good feeling. I mean, really, you don’t get any physical trophies being a mom so getting a nice warm feeling or a sweet little gift and homemade card on Mother’s Day is an achievement to most of us!
But being comfortable to the the point where you are just letting things slide by is not how God wants us to parent.
Yeah, it’s easier. Just go to a prison and take a survey from inmates and you’ll get an answer of how involved their parents were, right?
Of course, none of us plan to be neglectful.
We feed them. We clothe them. We do this and that and…..LOTS of little and big stuff….for yearssssssss.
But we can believe that those basic things are enough.
We can tell ourselves that when we take them to Sunday school or dance class or baseball or art or coding camp that our kids are around other Christian kids and adults and getting good things from that.
And we can be right thinking that (we also can be wrong).
But the point is, we can’t put off sharing the truth of God’s Word. And we can’t heap that onto someone else.
Of course, ideally, you would have a spouse that’s a great partner in shepherding your flock. And you would belong to a great church….and have friends that are “on the same page” in their Christian parenting.
All those are real blessings, I know!
But without making you feel guilty, cause us mommas don’t need any of that, I do focus on moms.
Why? Because of my own struggles.
So, I have 7 kids, I homeschool, blah, blah, blah…..this sets me up to look like the Moses of Mothers.
You see, at one point, I found I had become too comfortable. I was surviving motherhood. My kids were growing up fast, but there was a lot missing. Although I was definitely not expecting perfection in my kids or myself, I did see gaps in my kids faith.
Without going into huge details right here, let’s just say that I sadly knew in my heart that I’d put way too much effort into the “things of this world” than of things of the heart.
Now, if you looked at my kids, at me, at our family, we looked like we had it together. And probably when totally along side the average American Christian family.
Yeah, we had a full calendar and tired, but happily doing everything I could sign us up for.
The downside to that was at home we were either doing school or worn out. Well, the kids had endless energy, but I was worn out.
Ok, let me just admit here that I still fall into this trap.
I have the weird relationship with my calendar. I love to plan. And so I love to get us involved with things when I’m bursting with energy and enthusiam, but when the time comes to go do all “these things”, I am exhausted afterwards.
Yeah, I’m figuring that’s because I’m 1) an introvert and 2) don’t always drink enough water.
Ok, let me get back on track.
….so yes, we had it. going. on.
I focused on all our school and building fun relationships with my kids, but at times I was not teaching my children a true, solid, biblical faith.
And pretty much the reason why was that it was harder.
Harder meant I put it off.
And if I was tired from all our other endevors, it was more likely to be put off.
Thankfully there were ways my kids were getting spiritually fed and back then I was great at it sometimes….I was just not very consistent.
Yes, I was tired.
But not only were my kids not getting fed, I wasn’t either and I think that’s is the key.
I had to committ to get myself into God’s Word daily with prayer and repentence of all the ways I failed. It was that simple step that became my light to lead me into revamping my motherhood priorities.
It is NEVER to late to tell your kids about Jesus. Whether they are 80 or 18, you still have time!
I totally believe that there is NO ONE better to pass down the one, true God of the Bible to your kids than you, Mama!
Maybe you need a little push or a few some tips. Look no further! I’m gonna be your biggest cheerleader!
Or maybe you need someone to walk with you every step starting at the beginning. Great! I love having some “walking partners”!
My passion is to show busy moms, like you, how to build deep, lasting relationships with their children, while confidently amplifying a faith that will shape the rest of their lives.