I had this song stuck in my head for the most of the day, yesterday and, of course, could help but think of the generation we are raising. So many internal, thought-provoking questions, in terms of who we are in light of eternity. It's so easy to get wrapped up in who were are and what is going on in the here and now and we miss the mark... not only in our relationship with God, but in our dealings with humanity.
Recognizing the human tendency for this, DC Talk reminds us to consider what matters...
What about love?
What about God?
What about holiness?
What about mercy, compassion and selflessness?
What are we teaching our kids; what are they noticing that is amiss in our lives, in our faith, in our walk with God and in our interactions with those around us... whether they be a part of the body of Christ or yet to come to the faith?
We need God's grace and forgiveness, for surely we all miss the mark. Even in this truthh, we try to make ourselves better or worse by assigning degrees of severity by which we have missed, but the bottom line is that we have all dropped the ball in life. The key is continue picking it up and continuing in life as God has called us and teaching the next generation to do the same.
Pray this #youthPastorWednesday, that we would recognize and teach our kids the same, that God has given each of us a second chance... to start all over again. Pray that as we take inventory of where we have missed on God and His plan for our lives, that there would be a covering of grace and conviction; for He is continually working on and in each of us. May we not lose heart in our frailty and failures, but trust in Him during the lessons of life; that they would be opportunities where our faith would be strengthened as we rely on Him. May we instill in the generations behind us, to focus on becoming people with hearts who are sensitive for the things of God.
Hearts that desire His presence
Minds that seek face.
Hands that fulfill His purpose
Feet that walk His calling.
All for His glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.