This past week I came across a very convicting and well-written article that I wanted to share with those of you who follow my blog. The blog post was entitled Purpose Driven Mother and was written by Inez Bayardo over at Novice Mommy. In this article Inez speaks about her experience as a children’s pastor. It’s a compelling story about an encounter with a parent of a student in her ministry who saw the salvation of her child as less of her own responsibility and more of the responsibility of the children’s pastor.
Parents, this is a message for you. As parents our responsibility to our children is to provide them opportunities to encounter Jesus through children’s ministry programs and things of the like, but it is also our responsibility in the home to constantly be pointing our children to Jesus. Pray with your children. Minister to your children. Grow with your children.
As your children grow you should not just hope that they have accepted Jesus and make it to heaven you should know without a doubt that it is the case because you were the one to lead them to that place. Children’s pastors were not created so that parents could have a hands-off approach to the salvation of their children. Their role is to provide re-teaching of the foundations that were already laid in the home by the parents.
My prayer is this for my family as it should be for all of us:
“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Please check out this article by Inez Bayardo and then check out other articles on her site. She is a new mother in ministry and has some amazing content on her blog.