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September 10, 2013, 11:02 AM

Growing Champions Part 1

We are cleared for take-off and are heading down the runway right now.  2013-2014 will last approximately 10 months.  We may experience some turbulence along the way, but are confident you will enjoy the destination: total life growth—spirit, mind, body, and soul.

As we start the year, I encourage you to live life with the “big picture” in mind.  God has given us—parents—the privilege and the responsibility to disciple our kids, to teach them what a fully devoted life looks like.  Simply put, we are to:

Teach our children what a fully-devoted life looks like

  • Not just what, but why

 Train them to follow God whole-heartedly

  • Not just why, but how

 This requires intentionally “leaning into” our children: modeling devotion, right behavior, and right-thinking. Discussing real, relevant issues and tough questions and affirming the place God’s Word, the church, and communicating with Him should have in our lives.  It is not uncommon to feel intimidated, ill-prepared, or unqualified when it comes to leading our families spiritually.  God’s grace is sufficient and the most important thing is that we “grow as we go” together with our families.  There is no one better suited to be your child’s parent than you!  God chose you & placed you with your family.

The pay-off for “leaning in” is huge.

“How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.” Ps. 112:1-2 (NLT)

Each week I’ll sure thoughts to help you along the way as we grow together as a school family.

Shaping Hearts & Minds,

Dr. Chris Royael
 


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