What am I doing with the last thing God told me to do?
May 20, 2015
Recently, I was watching a video and that question was asked. What are you doing with the last
thing God commanded you to do? It continues to be a question that comes to mind.
The last thing that we are commanded to do is from Matthew 28:19-20:“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And
behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Looking at our children, how does that look? How do we disciple our children? What if we only
talk to our children about spiritual things at night before they go to bed? Or Sunday mornings
after LifeGroups? If we set apart discipling like we compartmentalize home or office, then we
teach our children to confine their faith into a few small parts of the day and week.
Discipling our children should permeate everything we do with them.
The challenge is not in the regular practice of family devotions. Family devotions are necessary
and are a first step. But, the call God gives us to disciple our children involves even more.
So, how do we do disciple on a day to day basis?
*We teach when we are walking, talking, sitting during our day to day ordinary events.
*We teach when they spilled milk on your just mopped kitchen floor.
*We teach when our children are upset or angry because they didn’t get what they wanted.
*We teach when they are loving, listening, playing.
*We choose to disciple and we pray, pray, pray asking God to teach us how to use every opportunity.
*We study God’s Word so that we can teach our children out of the overflow of our relationship with Him.
Loving preschoolers and their families,