How Can We Step Up?

Three things I read recently with which I absolutely concur:

  1. “Children died in the great flood of Noah’s day because their parents failed to get them on the ark”
  2. “If our children have to ask us if we are going to church, we are doing it wrong”
  3. “Christians should not have to be badgered into attending Bible classes and worship”

Ouch! Those hurt! Well, only if they are true.

Truth is, living as a Christian begins with worship & Bible study. As David wrote nearly 3,000 years ago, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’”, Psalm 122:1.

Prepare to meet with the saints, and to be on time. We always prepare for those things we care about.

  • On Saturday night, let your children help choose their clothes for Sunday morning
  • Lay those clothes out so they are ready to go
  • Get them to bed early and get them up in plenty of time
  • Provide breakfast food that you know your children will enjoy
  • Get to the parking lot 10 minutes before meeting times (planning to be “on time” will make you late)
  • If needed, have quiet, age-appropriate activities for your children during worship (note taking items, soft toys, etc.)
  • If you bring snacks for your children, bring those that are quiet and easy to clean up after

We know the old adage, “Failure to plan is planning to fail”, but I would rather say, “Succeeding to prepare is preparing to succeed”.

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