Sunday, June 7, 2015

Love God with All your Heart, Soul and Mind

Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37

We as Christian parents can agree that this is the important commandment. Yet, when we look at our life we can see many idols that we put in front of God. We put idols in our children lives too. We put, 'things, people and places', idols in front of them and we make idols of our children. We sit them in front of the television and put on Disney and Dreamworks (safe, right?). As for media, they may be safer when compared to most other stuff out there. The problem is that we tell our children that this or that program, idea, thing, or person, place is good and right as in correct and that some day, we will all go there. In anticipation, we buy them toys so that they can cuddle with them and dream about their soon to be pilgrimage to those special places 'palaces' ~ Magic Kingdom. 

We justify this planned and prized destination because we might not have been to those places as children, we want to go. We also justify the trip and cost saying that kids expect it these days, and we tell ourselves "what's the harm", its fun and they like it.

Ask yourself this ...Where is room for the Lord in their life - Almighty God and Father, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, of all things seen and unseen... Ask your children if they could spend some quiet time with Him, pondering His wonderful works???? 

I hope for their sake and yours that they jump for joy and say "Yes, I want to do that"! If not, take the time to show them how you do it and tell them about the joy you receive when you Love God with all your Heart, soul and mind.

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