Author Shane Claiborne has said: “The church is like Noah's ark. It stinks, but if you get out of it, you'll drown.” Simply put, church can get messy. And, that’s probably part of the reason why I’ve heard many of my fellow millennials make excuses for avoiding church—“I’m too busy,” “I’ve been hurt by other Christians,” “churches are full of judgmental people,” “people are hypocrites or insincere,” etc.
We live in a society that increasingly seems to disparage church attendance, a sharp contrast to the psalmist who said, “I was glad because they said to me, ‘We will go to the Lord’s temple’” (Psalm 122:1). Now, going to church, of course, doesn’t save us. It’s trust in Christ alone that saves. But, church is still important for believers, and it’s crucial to convey that to our children.
Hearing the Word of God—While we can and should read the Bible on our own throughout the week, setting aside a time each week to hear the Word of God emphasizes its importance in our lives and helps us grow in our spiritual walk. Romans 10:17 says, “Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.” I hope they will love like Jesus did.
To my girls- I hope they will grow up to be gentle, kind, confident and truthful. To be fair and strong women of great character. ❤️😇 At some point the world will try to steal their innocence and fill their minds with all kinds of sickness, toxins, and sufferings, but I want them to always know God is there to help them - through the good, bad, and ugly. @watermarkchurch