Our Children have a Worldview—What will it be?
This was an excellent blog by Jill Nelson at http://blog.childrendesiringgod.org/?p=5624.
“As parents and teachers we sometimes tend to focus almost exclusively on things of a “religious” nature, and not on those “earthier” things—things like sports, friends, school, entertainment, the environment, politics, or… Halloween. Are we training and encouraging our children to see and interpret those realities within the framework of biblical truth? A biblical worldview sees and interprets all of life through the truth of Scripture.”
Are we intentionally teaching our children and training ourselves for that matter to see “all of life through the truth of Scripture”? This blog is a short read and there is a great list of topics and Scripture to help us personally dig deeper and to help us lead discussion and teach our families. There is even a handout available to help you as a parent dig even deeper in your teaching. You can find that here: http://www.childrendesiringgod.org/documents/events/2011/nelson_worldview.pdf
I am so thankful for this wonderful reminder and resource! It’s easy to interpret life through our own eyes and assume a worldview that is based on what WE think. That’s a problem because we are easily misled, sinful, and flawed in our view when left to our own ideas and assumptions. Our children are the same. Great news though! We have a holy and perfect God whom we can trust and He has left us with HIs Word! We are missing the transforming power His Word has when we neglect to apply it to EVERY aspect of life. It’s invaluable if we can teach our children to do this as well. God’s Word will not return void! Isaiah 55:11
Growing with you in love, -Heather-