Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Practice What You Preach!

I was having dessert with some friends one night. We were talking about wanting to train our kids to love Jesus. In the same breath, it was admitted that some of us hadn't spent consistent time in the Bible or praying in months! It reminds me of the time we were driving to Wyoming and our van was going up the hill and started to sputter. It jolted to a stop - totally out of gas! You can't drive a car without gas and we can't disciple our kids without being disciples ourselves. It seems so logical yet I'm always trying to get by without a solid time with Jesus. I either justify it by being too busy (I mean really, I didn't even get a shower today), or by doing the quick "Thanks Lord, please take care of us. Amen." I've got to take that time to study and pray.

Plus it is funny how, even though I am "too busy" or "too tired" to spend time with the Lord, I always seem to make time for American Idol.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of you houses and on your gates."

1 comment:

Heidi Jo said...

Michelle- I love your entries. Every one of them could have been written by me too! Thanks for providing an honest place to share this exasperating, thrilling, and scary process of raising our kids to become willing tools for God's use. I want that so bad, but I spend more time investing in myself than I do investing in my relationship with God. I need inspiration and encouragement in that area.