Wanting the Best for our Kids

Wanting the Best for our Kids

What we want for our kids’ futures reveals a lot about what we truly value and trust. Do we push them to be great in sports and other extra-curricular activities, to excel in academics, to get a respectable degree and to strive after a “good” job, to marry into security, etc….Do we invest in steering them towards those things MORE than we invest in steering them to love God and others selflessly and sacrificially. Do we want them to surrender their lives, to choose to be a servant of all, to be generous people who put the needs of others before their own, to seek and make God’s plans their own—no matter how hard those plan are? When we plan out our kids’ futures in our minds (or at least have fun hoping in their futures) is God and His will always at the center? If not, that should cause us to reflect and wrestle with why that is.

Phil Roemer
WRITTEN BY: Phil Roemer

Accepted the call to youth ministry at ACC in May 2011. It’s a privilege to see and be a part of what God is doing in and through our youth. There’s never a dull moment around here, as God is always at work.

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  1. Julie November 17, 2014 | Reply
    Good thoughts, Phil. I went to a seminar a few years ago that encouraged families to write a mission statement for the family so that parents can easily refer to that when they are finding themselves encouraging different things in their child's life. Does this match our mission statement? Thought it was a good idea.
  2. Phil
    Phil November 22, 2014 | Reply
    I think that's a cool idea, Julie! It's so easy to get distracted from what is important--at least I find it happening to me all of the time. Thanks for sharing :)

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