“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”
Today I’m thinking, mulling it around, applying this verse to our family and how we raise our children.
Do we love the body of Christ? Do we love others? Are we fervent [passionate] in spirit?
I came across a quote in a book recently that says, “We cannot pass on what we do not feel.”
Do we really feel His spirit? Are we gripped with passion for the things of God, holding fast to what is good?
Will that passion be passed on to our children?
If nothing of spiritual significance is happening in our church or our family, it may be because nothing significant is happening in our personal spiritual life.
This also from the book: “The one indispensable requirement for producing godly, mature Christians is godly, mature Christians.”
Will you grow to be that mature Christian? Will I? Will my children?
We must be connected to Him to produce the fruit we desire to see in our children. He is the vine.
And so I fall to my knees again, praying for wisdom, love, and fervency.
I need even more of Him.
Do you feel that way, too?
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