Yesterday was a first for us. We had our first speaker come and visit our group. Pastor Jeremy Powell from Hayden First Baptist Church came and spoke to us about looking at the whole perspective, not judging other moms and how to focus on the bible in our families lives. Here are some key note from his time with us!
When you are more concerned about what other people think than your are with the Laws of God, the Principles of God, and the Wisdom of God, then you teach your children that they should fear people more than they fear God.
Kids see where we spend our time, what we worry about, what we read and listen to, etc.
Because of these points, the majority of kids leave the church when they graduate high school. Here's what we can do to work toward stopping that....
1) Learn the laws of God - The Bible needs to be your guide. - 2 Timothy 3:16
"All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."
2) Teach them to your children- Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it"
3) Care more about your child's relationship with God then you do about anything else. God isn't going to ask your kids how to throw a chop block or do a pirouette, he is going to look for the relationship they have formed with him. All of those other things are important too, but not more important then their relationship with God!
The bottom line, that I personally took away, was that we need to learn how to teach our children to fear God, not other people. I personally vow to make that a habit in my daily actions with my family! I feel so passionately about MOPS and the meaning of the group. We are here for this exact purpose. We want to help build relationships that encourage a healthy relationship between Christ and you as a mom. We hope that this only helps you bring Christ into the center of your family!
We thank Pastor Jeremy for taking the time to come speak with us and I encourage everyone to come again next month. We meet again, Tues Dec 13th @ 9am at the Reid House at FBCH. If you have any questions please contact us at HaydenMops@hotmail.com or call Becky at (205) 647-0282.