Fight For Your Child’s Soul
Earlier me and one of my boys sought to go fishing together. Unfortunately, the weather ended our trip shortly after getting in the boat. However, on the way my son and I had a very important conversation. Actually, we’ve had several deep discussions together recently. Each time we talked about how important it is to know Jesus Christ as your personal savior and Lord.
Now, contrary to what you might think. Most pastors don’t just sit around preaching at their kids all the time. In fact, preacher’s kids don’t automatically invite Jesus Christ into their heart. I’ve had to look for God windows to share the good news of Jesus Christ. I’ve had to keep praying for my boys and patiently hope to see spiritual growth.
All four of my boys are in different seasons of life. My 3 oldest are in those seasons where they have to make their own personal decision to follow Christ. I can’t save them and I can’t preach them into Heaven. Just like some of you I see the constant spiritual attack on the younger generations. They are very smart, but the gospel of Jesus never just makes sense.
As I told my son, “you have decide what you’re going to believe. Either you just think the gospel is make believe. Or you choose to believe in the gospel by faith. But, l’m not going to push my faith on you. I will absolutely make sure you at least know the truth so you can make your own decision. How can I say that believing in Jesus is the only way to Heaven and not take the time to tell you?”
Now, our conversations are not done. I will keep seeking to plant eternal seeds in his heart. I will keep praying for each of my children to come to know Jesus. I’ve learned how to have calm conversations and still discuss things that can’t always wait for later. I’ve buried way too many young people to not believe that I must keep fighting for my kid’s soul.
So, what about you? Have you given up fighting for the souls of your children or grandchildren? Trust me, this world is not going to introduce your children to Jesus. You’ve got to seize those moments to tell them the gospel truth. You’ve got to keep loving them, listening to them, and telling them that Jesus is our only source for true peace, purpose and salvation. Personally, I would rather die trying than to have not tried at all. Life is too uncertain to do anything less. Therefore, I want to do my best towards introducing them to Jesus. Because I know that one decision changes everything.
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15