Raising Holy Children

A good friend asks you what is your goal for raising your children. You reply, "I want to raise children that are holy." Your friend looks at you sadly and says, "How boring is that!" Boring.

This is the way the enemy of your soul wants holiness to be understood -- as drab, boring, and uneventful. Our culture has bought into this lie as well. However, being holy is anything but uneventful. Being holy means to actively pursue a relationship with the most powerful being in the universe. Being holy requires boldness, courage, and a sense of adventure. Being holy means to be love power over weakness. Being holy means to be live in a way that changes lives and confronts evil. The awesome God who rules the universe is the model for holiness.

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15-16).

God is anything but boring. To those that don't know him, he is terrifying, hated, despised and yes, to some, boring. To those who do know him he is the source of all power, beauty, wonder and love. He is also a consuming fire and ruler of the wind and waves. The trinitarian God is all of these things and much more. But one thing he is not is boring!

[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]