I was sent this picture after the +1 Christmas event from a friend of ours Shanon Greenwell. She had thought that her 13 year-old son Garrett wasn’t listening to my message. But to her surprise his drawings show that he was. He listened enough to know that the power and message of Christmas is about the three gifts that God gave us in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
For our children to be able to embrace and learn about God’s power, we need to be discussing sermons, songs, and how we see God working in our lives daily. We as parents and adults need to make it a priority to read His Word, pray, and dedicate our lives to glorifying God. When our children and peers see that being followers of Christ is a daily calling not just a Sunday activity, they will be willing to discuss their faith and apply spiritual disciplines to their lives.
We should never forget our children and peers are watching and listening to what we do and what we say. My prayer is we will be intentional about how we live this life of faith, so we can Live ON Purpose and bring some+one closer to God daily……+1