"I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day." -Edgar Guest.
The thing about getting people to do what you want. You might notice it doesn’t work to give them a big speech.They have to see you doing it.
Especially kids. If you want your kids to eat healthy and exercise, they have to see you eating healthy and exercising.
You can’t really sit at the dinner table with cheeseburger and French fries for you, and serve them grilled salmon and asparagus and expect them to eat it.
Same thing goes with Faith.
You can’t drop them off at church, while you go shopping and expect them to believe in God.
I have 2 friends whom I’ve been inviting to church and interesting their response was, "yeah I should go,for my kids. So they can have a belief in God."
I wasn’t sure what to say. Maybe you disagree with me, and that’s totally fine. I just don’t think it works that way. If you want your family to believe in God, they have to see you believing Monday through Saturday too.
It challenged me. i began wondering if my kids really do see me doing that. They see me eating healthy, exercising, doing dishes. But, do they see me believing?
Well, timing is everything. After I had that conversation last night, this morning, my youngest daughter, Zoe (3), woke up early and came downstairs. It happened to be while I was sipping a cup of coffee with my Bible open and praying. I didn't send her back to bed this time. I made her a cup of hot chocolate, and read my bible and prayed out loud.