In the last year, I’ve had 2 engagements and 2 weddings for 2 of our daughters. That’s a lot of change and a lot of money! As these great men asked to marry my daughters, I asked 1 thing of them. It is the best thing I can think of to build an unshakeable legacy of faith in our family for generations to come. Here’s what I asked…
I asked my sons-in-law to make a commitment to take their family to church every week.
Sounds maybe either simple or simplistic. Here’s why I asked for this commitment.
In 30 years of ministry, I’ve seen 1 common denominator in how people slip away from their faith: THEY STOP GOING TO CHURCH. I don’t think this is a coincidence. Click To Tweet
Here’s how it goes…life gets busy, and church becomes less of a priority. It almost always starts with one Sunday when they say “I’m tired today” on a Sunday morning and they skip service that Sunday. From there, it becomes more and more frequent to miss worship services, often with various excuses. Before they know it, they may barely, if ever, attend worship services.
They fall out of fellowship with believers (which is something you can’t build by attending “online” worship) and their actions follow suit. Before long, their lives and choices are very removed from what they once were.
Parents, if I could say just ONE THING to you, it would be this: TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO CHURCH! Don’t miss, make it a priority.
Prioritize this pattern and habit above sports leagues, work schedules and whatever rhythm gets in the way of attending church. Actions speak louder than words. You can’t say church and faith are important if you’re never there.
I’ve been thinking lately, “What can I do to shape the faith of my grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren?” Prioritizing Sunday church is the best way I know how. Join me in making a stand for your family by making church a priority. You won’t be sorry you did!
Jeff Eckart, CEO
Never The Same
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