I was an elementary school teacher before I had children. I spent my days writing lesson plans, teaching those plans, and evaluating the results of those plans.
I may not be a teacher any longer, but I am certainly still a planner.
I now describe myself as “Mom,” a role not for the faint of heart. “Mom” is really just an alias. After all, many of us are also the CEOs, CFOs, and Project Managers of our homes!
Oh you know how it is — we’re parents! In addition to loving, disciplining, and training our kids, we juggle home management, jobs, education, ministry, and all sorts of other responsibilities and relationships.
To keep things running, we need a plan. We need to be intentional. We need to be organized! The same can be said when it comes to investing spiritually in our children.
Intentionality is important. If we are not intentional, most opportunities to engage spiritually with our kids will be missed.
But we can also swing too far to the other side, and sometimes in our effort to be intentional and to remain organized — in our focus to “stick to the plan” — we miss out on some profound opportunities. Sometimes our ‘plan’ distracts us from recognizing where God is at work.
Keep reading over at For the Family, where I’m sharing the ONE question we have to ask when we want our kids to grow spiritually and offering 4 things we can DO when we know the answer.
Photo Credit: Original Photo from Flickr Creative Commons Stepan Radibog