I love my technology. I am often told that I am on my phone far too much. I love the reminders, dings, and notifications. If I see a little red dot with a number, I have to check it and clear it. But if I—a late GenX’er has become another victim of the sensual allure of the latest and greatest slick tech, then what fighting chance do my children or the students I lead have? Friends, the struggle is real, and it has an impact that goes far beyond just being addicted to the dings and red dots.
We all want to make disciples, but how can we measure success and failure?
Discipleship is not a moment. It is a process. It requires patience, investment, heartache, and the hard conversation.
How can I love my students while helping them to truly love and follow Jesus?
We expect our kids to practice, struggle with new ideas, new activities, and new relationships. But we often change our expectations when it comes to the faith of our kids. We prefer it come easy, natural, and without challenge.