How do We Live?

live as christ

This morning I had a discussion with one of my kids who was surprised by an opportunity.

It involved the child’s gifting, so I said participation was non-negotiable.

Why? Because I fully embrace the notion that this life is all about His glory – not mine. And I’m trying to help my kids learn that in a world that endorses “have it your way,” instead.

And yes, my child is struggling through this, but what a neat opportunity to lean on God and not oneself.

And I’m a bit weary with the culture that encourages the “easy way out” and not being “uncomfortable.”

Handling suffering and adversity is the most Biblical path to growth – check the Bible.

But if you don’t believe it is true, then none of this matters.

Dare you today to “do hard things” and encourage your kids to do likewise.

And just so you know, that might mean joining us in our eCourse for The Respect Dare, or doing a small group of 12 Truths to Change Your Marriage, or running Daughters of Sarah (5 more weeks for the pilot of part 1 – then you can have access!).

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Regardless of what you do or don’t do, we are just happy you are on the journey with us.  We want to impact the world Titus 2 style, and hope you’ll be part of His ministry in doing that.

Got thoughts? Hope you share them today. :)

Love to you,

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Comments

  1. says

    I was listening to a message yesterday on Proverbs and the following quote has stuck with me ….

    “Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, fear of everything else is the end.”

    I fully agree that our culture encourages us to seek the easy way. We often hear “face your fears” but it seems to be followed by “until it starts to hurt – then you’ve done enough”. We are rarely encouraged to do something that “feels hard” – and that seems to counter the Bible. I don’t actually enjoy some of the things in my life but my heart’s desire is to glorify Christ and I often have to rely on His strength to do the smallest of things – that always ends in-Joy.

    Thanks for the confirmation that I need to press-in towards the hard things.

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