We, as parents want our kids to stand up for Christ in school and when they are with friends and we challenge them do to do just that. But I’m wondering how many parents actually put into practice “standing for Christ” in our daily walk.
Do your fellow office workers know you’re a Christian? Does the grocery clerk you deal with each week suspect?
A youth pastor was sharing with me just this morning how folks do not invite their friends to church…. even for special events. Why is that?
We came to the supposition that if our friends and acquaintances know we are involved in church and that we actually love the Lord, they would look at us in a different light. Possibly they would shun us because we’re a Christian, but they also would expect more of a Christian witness from us.
A lot of pressure would come if people we rub shoulders with daily knew that we love Jesus because then we would have to LIVE for Jesus seven days a week. Would that be hard for you?
Yes, it’s wonderful and part of a Christian parent’s duty to teach their children to stand for Christ, but it’s time we as Christian parents rise up and do the same as we expect from our children.
The Word says in I Timothy 4:12 “… be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
It also tells us, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.” Psalm 107:2
Maybe it’s time to proclaim Christ by standing for Him and not just preaching it to our kids.