America’s Hope – Your Family, Your Church

Posted on April 7, 2013 · Posted in Gospel, Parenting, Worldview

The last post warned of America’s disrespect for God and his ways. It is essential for Christians to have a clear view of the dangers the enemy presents.  It is equally important to maintain hope and confidence in God’s power. This is where your family and your church community come in.

 

God often uses the small things to humble the proud. David had five smooth stones. Gideon had 300 men. Jonathan had his sword. Jonah had only words. One way that God can turn an entire culture around is when parents start to talk about God to their children.

 

If we talk about God, then to maintain credibility, we have to believe what we say. If we represent God faithfully, then we must talk about him constantly. Why? Because there is nothing that we encounter that does not have to do with him. As we honor him for who he is everyday, those around us are impacted as well. Once your family gets the idea it can spread to those around you. People in your church will begin to think crazy things like God is actually in control of this world. Talking about God takes courage. 

 

This is negatively illustrated by Deuteronomy 6:5-7 and Judges 2:10. Deuteronomy said  to take every opportunity that you can to talk about God. Judges teaches that the Israelites thought they had better things to talk about. They lost sight of God. You know the rest of the story.

 

Want to help turn your country around? Start to honestly talk about God constantly with your kids. Talk about the gospel. Don’t focus on your worries. Focus on his power and wonder and greatness. Sound far-fetched? So did a small smooth stone. So did a cup of cold water. So did a cross. 

 

Talk about God – the God of the Bible – the God who rescued you from hell. Become the hope of your country!

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.