I pray that I won’t spend my whole life teaching my children how to look like a Christian.

I don’t want to teach them how to talk like a Christian.

I don’t want to teach them how to walk like a Christian.

I don’t want to train them to perform the acts of a Christian.

I don’t want to raise children who sit in pews every Sunday and run with the world every Monday.

I want to raise children whose hearts are captivated by Christ.

RELATED: I Don’t Want To Raise Church Kids, I Want To Raise Jesus Kids

It is so easy for a child to quickly learn how to play the Christian game. They know all the Sunday school answers. They know all the worship songs. They know how to talk in front of the youth pastor. But they don’t have a clue about walking with Jesus.

A child learns the most about Jesus Monday-Saturday. Why? Because they watch what WE do with Jesus.

If we simply raise children who know how to occupy pews and mutter the words of the hymns then we have failed. FAILED.

It is our responsibility to teach our children what to do with Jesus when life doesn’t go as planned.

It is our responsibility to show our children what spending time daily with Jesus looks like.

RELATED: I Want My Kids To See Me Seeking Jesus

It is our responsibility to create an environment of praise, we can fill our homes with music that glorifies God.

It is our responsibility to raise kids who know the difference between looking like a Christian and being changed by Jesus.

I don’t want to raise kids whose hearts are deceived by the idea that an attendance record at church will get them into eternity with Jesus.

If I don’t take Jesus serious on Monday, why would they take Him serious on Sunday?

I don’t want to spend my whole life teaching my kids how to look like a Christian.

This post originally appeared on Sprinkles In My Closet with Jenn Kish

Leading our kids to grow in their faith is our highest calling, and HelloBible can help! HelloBible is a fun, faith-filled subscription for kids. Each month they’ll receive a box with books, art projects, activities, and parent guides to explore a new Bible story.

 

Recommendations in this post contain affiliate links. Her View From Home may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase.

Jennifer Kish

Jenn Kish is married to her high school sweetheart, Jared and together they are raising six (mostly) precious children. She loves to connect women to one another and most importantly to Jesus.