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August 26, 2008

Determined to Get Focused

I am determined to not let my busy schedule get in the way of leading my children to Christ!!!

It’s so easy to put off devotion and prayer time.

It’s so easy to send the kids to read their Bible on their own.

It’s so easy to let the Children’s Ministry do all the work.

But no more!

I’m determined! I’ve decided! This was a decision that I made before my children were born.

What’s happened to me? What happened to my priorities? Geez Louise! Get it to together girl!

All that to say, I’m determined to get focused and get back to the basics – daily time with God with my children.

Has this happened to anyone else? How did you get back on track?

Increasing in Him,

Topics: My Life & Kids | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Determined to Get Focused”

  1. Shannon Smith Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Amen to that! I’ve been feeling the same way lately. I need to get organized and come up with a plan. I feel I’ve neglected my spiritual duty as a parent to teach him and guide him. He loves reading the Bible and learning. So I need to take advantage of that by using it as more family time. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Michael Says:
    August 29th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    It’s more important to start with us (as parents) so that we are in the right spirit, heart and mind. As so many of us have learned, our relationship is not just on Sundays and then we’re off the rest of the days of the week. The best solution I have found to my extremely busy schedule is to have the Bible on CD or mp3s. The WORD is the only correct instruction in this world and if we don’t fill our souls with it routinely, we tend to slip back into the “world” and then our children see us “getting angry at other people in traffic”, gossiping about others and losing our temper way to easy over little things. Our children learn how to be human beings by watching the ones around them everyday. And since we are the closest to them, we need to make sure that we are in the best frame of mind and soul so they have a good role model. Number one is not to worry about things so much. “Things” will take care of themselves whether we worry or not. If we stay calm, our children stay calm. If we panic, get upset and worry, they do the same. Setting aside a half hour to an hour to read a children’s bible is nice quality time, but it’s the other hours in the day when we don’t know we’re teaching them that makes the real impact. So build the Bible into your busy life. I listen to it through my earphones at work whenever I can or in the car. The WORD is so magical, but the Devil works very hard to twist the meaning during the lapses of time between readings.

  3. Chanda Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Excellent points Michael, if I’m not spending time with God daily then everything is out of wack.

    You’re right, it’s important to teach character lessons through our actions along side the Bible lessons that we teach.

    It’s amazing the stuff that our children pick up from us when we even think they are listening or paying attention.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Shannon, let me know how you’re doing. Be encouraged – you can do it!!