Monday, January 31, 2011

raising rebels

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.  I Peter 1:3-4 NLT

Yesterday at church...I was visiting one in Michigan with my best friend...I was inspired by a group of teens who had "Rebel" written across each of their shirts.  One young lady shared that in today's society it is acceptable to drink, smoke, do drugs, and so much more, so the youth group are declaring themselves to be rebels against it and do what's right instead.
I loved their way of thinking...and the challenge put before me.  My boys are growing up in a world where right and wrong are according to one's opinion, not according to God's Word.  Our concept of rebellion should change...our concept of right/wrong has.
My new title/role in life...Jesus Freak raising two Rebels.
I love it.

"Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God."  Ephesians 4:1 NLT

"So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better."  Colossians 1:9-10 NLT

5 comments:

  1. "Jesus Freak raising rebels"- love it. Rebelling not against God but against what society says is okay.

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  2. You go girl! Following Christ is truly counter-cultural. I love how you're helping your boys define rebellion!

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  3. What a great perspective. I think I am doing the same here.

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  4. Love to hear this about a group of teens. I'll have to share this with my oldest son. I bet he'll enjoy calling himself a rebel as well. :)

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  5. Janet, I'm sorry there is sickness at your house today! I pray that everyone is feeling MUCH better tomorrow!

    You are so right. There is so much "danger" out there now-a-days... but if we teach our children to be strong in their faith, they WILL prevail!

    Hugggggs~

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