Grow Elementary Update
July 16, 2018
DO THIS // BED TIME
Have you ever started something big and then lost your nerve in the middle? It’s often easier to talk yourself into tackling something hard than to complete it. But you don’t have to do it on your own! Jesus is always with you and you can live with confidence that He's got this. Pray for each other, that you will keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and ask for His help all along the way.
PASSING DOWN A FAITH-FILLED LIFE,
NOT A TRIAL-FREE LIFE
By Courtney DeFeo
I’ve watched my kids hurt many times and it stinks.
My knee-jerk reaction is to protect, hover, block, or tackle—basically do anything to prevent my children from feeling pain.
The same goes with their faith. I want them to fall in love with Jesus and never walk away, while at the same time never experience hardship. And then I realize I love them too much to desire a trial-free life. Because I remember my biggest moments of personal and spiritual growth were during my trials.
Bringing faith to life in our home is a great privilege. I’m encouraged that we don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life. God has got this. Our role is to simply teach our kids what we already know and to continue learning and sharing more day by day as we grow . . .
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