Does it matter if you have a religion or are religious? As a parent, trying to set an example it is tough to try and strive to do what Jesus would do or have done if you are a Christian. Some say there is no way it can be achieved and the world shows us that is right. But how can we be better examples for our kids? Can we?
I pray daily. For various things that to some make no sense and to others they are right there with me. I don’t pray enough. Nor do I thank God enough for what He has done for me and my family. But for my kids, I think He is actually working in them. Our oldest has found a home in a youth group at church. She also has a small group study on Tuesday nights.
A couple of weeks ago she also attended an overnight retreat with the youth group. She loved it she said and had a great time. Yet, I find myself struggling to be the Christian dad, husband and person I know that deep down I am supposed to be. Saying and acting the same way I know a particular grandfather would tell me to do if he were still here is tough.
One one hand I find myself letting mundane things just slip by, not worrying about them. Saying they aren’t important. Other people think they are, but I don’t. Then I get upset about little things that shouldn’t probably receive any attention at all. Call me weird or human. Same thing.
But, I do believe that God and Jesus along with Christianity should be a bigger part of our home. I’m striving towards that. Hopefully one day, I can get to where I need to be or at least closer. I’m a work in progress. Trying hard to do better and set a better example. Here’s to achieving that goal!!
I love my wife and I love my kids!!!