Have you ever noticed that you don’t have to teach your children what you really believe in? They see it in your actions and in your heart. In the deep South, football is a way of life. Children come out of the womb almost saying Roll Tide, War Eagle, or Beat Ole Miss! Many are brought home from the hospital in team colors and put into cribs with school mascots. It is no wonder the love of the game and school spirit are handed down from generation to generation.
What would happen if we were as sold out to our relationship with Christ as we are to our athletic teams?
Deuteronomy 6:6 says to keep the love you have for God first in your heart. It continues on to say your love for Him should be in your conversations, in your walking around and doing business, in your home and it should be evident to those around you even in what you wear. My mom used to say “the bug man ought to be able to be tell you love the Lord just by walking through your house.”
If we really want to make a difference in our children’s lives, we must love God first. That love relationship should affect every choice we make and every word that leaves our mouthes. To truly teach our children, it must come from the heart out. Then they will see what we really believe and hear the message.