Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seventeen Summer Vacations

This week I have had several discussions with friends regarding the hearts of our children.  Several are seeing and fighting things that are just the beginning of the war that satan has waged against families. All around us is the evidence that what has been done the last generation didn't work.  Look at the moral decline of our nation, of our youth.  It is not working. The time to make a difference in the lives of our children is TODAY.

I found an excellent resource online on teaching your children to be more like Jesus.  This website and ministry is geared to help parents train their children.   http://www.disciplelikejesus.com

Here are a few things that will not quit running through my mind.  

1) Jesus did not send His disciples out until they were fully trained.  They were not trained by others, but by Him.  

2)  A quote I read in an article by Alan Melton regarding busyness.  "We get seventeen summer vacations, and then our children are gone."

3) The primary job of teaching my children the ways of the Lord and knowing Jesus is mine.  Parents are instructed and commanded to train their children.  

This last statement is intimidating.  I am the spiritual leader of my children. It is never too late.  We mess up, we fail. His grace and mercy is new every morning.  While you may have lived the last how ever many years of your life being a Sunday only Christian or completely away from the Lord, today is the day to begin making a difference. 

Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.  Isa 43:18-19 The Message

There are so many resources and ways to do things.  There is man's way and their is the Lord's way.  We have the opportunity to do this great thing in the lives of our children that otherwise will never happen in their lives. 



  1. Just in the last couple years, I've started counting how many summers and spring breaks we have left with our kids. And the number keeps getting smaller. Thanks for sharing this resource. Heading there now.