Last week I gave an example of a client that revealed his hunger for the power of the Holy Spirit. He was totally devoted to the Lord and wanted what the Bible revealed to him. We also talked about how living without the Holy Spirit in daily life can result in sharing an empty shell of Christianity that is a turn off to your children. Today I will share some of the inspiration words of E. Stanley Jones who give us steps to receive the power of the Holy Spirit.
To experience the power and grace of God through His Spirit is to experience His delight in us and His blessings and grace. If you don’t understand this, you are sharing an empty shell of Christianity with your children!
If you have read this blog before, you probably noticed that I am very concerned for the Legacy that we leave our children, specifically the Legacy of our faith. For many, your children fall into a group that are referred to as "Millennials". I don’t want to go into what that means, but suffice it to say that this group is pretty independent and has, for the most part, bucked the rules and values of their parents.
This past weekend, my wife and I went to a “Weekend to Remember”. It was inspiring for both of us in so many ways and gave us a valuable vocabulary to talk about marriage and the many challenges that are faced in this sacred union. Since my children are older, I was beyond some of the lessons to parents, yet I hungered for wisdom in dealing with my adult children who have rejected their faith. I wanted a morsel of wisdom to help ease my mind and bring me peace. None was forthcoming.
I like to think that a Legacy is like the books that I have written. They represent ideas and thoughts that I fleshed out for myself, but are now available to others.
Again we are hit with a tragedy beyond words. Again, we agonize on why. Our nation is reeling from yet another senseless shooting. As Christians what is the proper response?
I've had the privilege of walking with generations of families throughout my career, and even though middle age is a common period in life to see spiritual idleness (because of the success many start to see at that age), a theme runs through people when complacency happens whether young, middle age or old and the best I can capture it is: "I've got this"
No parent wishes unnecessary hardship for their children, but we have undoubtedly become more obsessed with smoothing over everything we can to not just make life run as smooth as possible for our kids - but to fix it when they've messed up. Should we help them avoid suffering or failing?
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