Monday, August 10, 2009

~ Who Will They Worship? ~

"It is imperative to be clear on this issue: parenting is not just providing good input. It is not just creating a constructive home atmosphere and positive interaction between a child and his/her parent.

There is another dimension.

The child is interacting with the Living God. . .He is either worshipping and serving and growing in understanding of the implication of who God is, or he is seeking to make sense of life without a relationship with God...

If he is a living fool who says in his heart there is no God; such a person doesn't cease to be a worshipper. He simply worships what is not God.

Part of the parent's task is to shepherd him as a creature who worships, pointing him to the One who alone is worthy of worship.

The question is not: "Will he worship?"

It is always, "Who will he worship..."

~Ted Tripp


Erin said...

Oh that Tedd Tripp -- always coming up with such great thoughts...and so inspiring, insightful and TRUE!! Thanks for sharing -- I just dug out my "Shepherding" book by him to re-read...again! :)
Luv ya.

Dawnelle said...

thanks for sharing that!

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