Sowing the seeds of faith is such an important part of parenting. Nothing is more important in the life of your child than their faith in Christ Jesus.
Children are always watching and learning from our examples, so what example are we setting for them. What does your faith life look like to your child?
Are you in worship together, either online or in church? Are you in God’s Word together – reading, learning, and talking together? Have you shared your faith story with them? Do they know how important faith is for your life? Do you pray together? Do they know your prayers for their faith life? How are you living out your faith in front of them in your daily life and how are you teaching them to live out their faith in their lives?
Be careful not to be like the seed that falls on the path and gets snatched away, or the seed that falls among the rocks where the Word is exciting and joyful until trouble comes and faith falls away, or the seed that falls among the weeds and is overcome by the distractions of life which prevents faith from being fruitful. Instead, work to plant the seeds of faith like seeds in the good soil. The good soil is the firm foundation of faith based on God’s Word and love for our lives. As we grow and nurture our faith, and the faith lives of our children, we allow the Word to take root, to grow strong and to be fruitful in the our live and the lives of others as God intended.
It seems like an overwhelming task but take heart – you are not alone as you sow these seeds of faith. God is walking beside you, He hears your prayers, He is equipping, encouraging, and guiding you through His Word, and you have a community at Trinity who is here to support you in this journey.
We continue to pray for you daily and are always available to talk and support you in any way we are able. We are here to encourage, equip, and guide you as you are the “Light of Christ” for your children, family, friends, and neighbors. We provide some ideas/tips/resources to help you lead by faith with your family through the weekly email, on the private Children’s Ministry Facebook page and on Trinity’s Facebook page and website. Please feel free to contact me any time if I can serve you or your family in any way.