This is always a great conversation, isn't?
C'mon, it'll be great! We've done this before. You'll be fine. It'll be fun!
From the other person...speak for yourself, I haven't done this before!!!
So it goes, particularly when trying to convince kids and teens that whatever the new experience may hold, it very well be an incredible opportunity and who knows what doors may open as a result.
This is true for practically everything, that while risk may be involved, if it's not illegal and immoral.....everyday life stuff, a new skill, new adventure, a new sport, making new friends, changing schools...moving.
Anything new can be unsettling. And there's a difference between the simple fact that it's new and "it" being unsettling because it's illegal, immoral, unethical and potentially life threatening to one's self or others. Of course, I'm thinking we're talking about kids, why the disclaimer. Then I remember...because 2015.
If children are an inheritance from the Lord, then parenting is act of stewardship.
On this #youthpastorWednesday, pray for pastors of kids and teens, that they would properly help lead and guide them to and through the truth of God. Pray for peace that all will work out for the new experiences they face. Pray for wisdom and protection in helping kids through the experiences indeed to destroy them. Pray for insight, that pastors would have timely words at appropriate moments whereby kids would sense genuine care and concern from a leader, and more importantly, the love of God. In all things, may kids know God has a plan and a purpose for their lives. While the world may fail them and heaven forbid, neglect them, God will never, ever leave them.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.