My kids have such a rich Christian heritage. They are blessed to have both my grandfathers that are ministers, a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins serving the Lord in their churches, and the privilege of being educated in Christian schools. They have always been good kids that love the Lord and have felt secure in their “sheltered” world.
A couple of years ago my husband and I knew that God was telling us that our kids were to be moved to public school. Although I did not struggle on the outside with the act of being obedient, I did internally struggle, praying that God might change His mind. I worried about the influence “those kids” would be on my children.
As I tearfully sent my children off into the “cold cruel world” of public middle and high school that first day, I again prayed for that hedge of protection around them. Later that day a friend called to check on me and said exactly what I needed to hear: “I don’t understand why you are so worried about your kids – they are strong Christians. You have no idea how many non-Christian kids at that school NEED your kids.”
She was RIGHT! I had been so self-absorbed. I had not even thought about the other kids in that way. God convicted me of my selfish attitude and reminded me that He loves my kids more than I do, and He has a job for them to do. They, like us, have been called to be a light in a dark world, and the Great Commission applies to them as well.
To those that have received much, much is expected. It is time for them to share their rich Christian heritage with others!
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
– Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
“Father, help me to be obedient to Your will, especially when it comes to my children. I know that You love them more than I and that You know what is best for them. I trust You, Father, and I give my children over to Your care. Allow me to pray for each of them now. . . .”
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