Pastor Adrian Rogers said that we must teach our children Convincingly about the Lord—because YOU are personally convinced. Our ultimate purpose as moms is to show and share Jesus with our children. It is to be a daily over-pouring of our own heart and personal time spent with Jesus. We can only teach our kids convincingly if they know we are convinced and living it out daily.
Pastor Adrian Rogers said it like this: “If you don’t believe it, if you don’t practice it, just hang it up you’ll never teach it. Don’t send them down here to Sunday school. Don’t send them to the public school. Don’t send them to the Christian school and think you have done your duty. It must be in your heart. You teach it convincingly, because you’re convinced.”
This statement takes on an entire new meaning after a pandemic year, where normal church and school and routines have been interrupted. Now more than ever, we as moms are realizing that we can’t depend on a traditional church program to teach our kids. The responsibility to teach our children about the Lord starts in the HOME and it begins with us!
Today your challenge is get your heart right with the Lord by spending intentional time in prayer and meditating on our verse for today:
Deuteronomy 6:6: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart”
Pastor Adrian Rogers said it like this: “Do you know what your children need to see in your home? They need to see a sincere love. They need to see in you a burning, passionate, emotional, sincerity when it comes to the things of God. Kids can spot a phony a mile away, and they know whether or not you love God with all of your heart. And it is the phoniness of parents, by and large, that turn kids off to things of God.”
Moms—whatever is in your heart will come out in your mothering. Let’s overflow a love for God and His word into our children. Live a committed and convinced life for Christ and watch it not only transform you, but also your children.
Listen to this devotional episode on our Faithful 31 Moms Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faithful-31-moms/id1522181677?i=1000505895593