FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.— Jonah 1:7
One man, in his disobedience, affected all those other people. Think of the husband who is not being the man God has called him to be. He is not being the spiritual leader of the family. In so many Christian homes, the wife is the spiritual leader, and the husband kind of goes along for the ride. How wonderful it is when a husband recognizes that he is to lead spiritually.
I read about a study in which researchers found that if both parents attend church regularly, 33 percent of their children will become regular churchgoers, while 41 percent will be irregular churchgoers if only the mother attends. And interestingly, even if a father attends church regularly and a mother does not, 38 percent of their children will become regular churchgoers.
Think of the impact parents have on their children. They are passing that legacy on. When parents say, “We are going to church” or “We are going to go to a midweek study,” what a great example it is for their kids.
Think of the spiritual impact you are having on others.
Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514.