I was in church this past Sunday and listening to some awfully good preaching by the way. For a moment, I was distracted by the noise coming from our children’s area.
Coincidentally, the preaching was about our responsibility to pass our faith on to the next generation.
I listened to the noise and the word and was glad I go to a church that is passing on the faith. We keep it real and actually believe in the God that we talk about.
That’s a good thing.
But then I hit a wall of seriousness.
See, we can talk all we want to and believe all we want to, but our chances are silenced if we don’t capture the hearts of mom and dad.
This Sunday is Father’s Day. And I want to put a challenge out there.
I want to be a better dad, love my family more. And that won’t come by my believing less.
That means I need to start praying miraculous prayers for my kids. I need to start believing and speaking about my amazing God to my kids. I must start living like I trust Him with my whole life, not just bits and pieces.
My kids are all adults now. Psychologists would probably tell me that I’ve lost the opportunity to influence them. And maybe in some ways they’re right.
But we’re not dead.
There’s still a new day every morning where I can laugh because of the joy of Jesus in my heart. There is still beauty to witness and love to share. There is still the miraculous to experience.
And once we start cheering, we simply join ourselves to the chorus, the cacophony of victory that is only beginning to swell in God’s Kingdom!