Wednesday, May 7, 2014

God In Our Conversation!

And you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house. (Deut. 6:7)  

We are to talk of spiritual things in our homes just as we talk about anything else. You talk together about how the Dodgers played last night. No big deal, you just talk about that. You talk about what you're going to do next week. You don't lecture on it. You don't make a big announcement, you simply talk about it. . . . You may talk about what you plan to watch on television that evening. You don't hold classes on it, you merely talk about it. There is an easygoing, natural flow of conversation. . . . 

That is what will make your Christianity authentic. It isn't a Sunday lifestyle! It's a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday cycle-of-living lifestyle. So much so, that Christ fits naturally into the regular conversation of the home. 

Growing Wise in Family Life 

I love having conversations about God! 

More often than not, holding a conversation about God with a fellow brother and sister-in-Christ is one thing. Holding a conversation about God with a non-believer or someone from an entirely different religion can pose certain challenges. The overall goal of having God in our conversations is to bring glory to His name and to bring awareness of His sovereignty in our lives regardless of what your background is looking like and where you currently stand in your spiritual journey. 

You know without a shadow of a doubt that you are in right standing with God when you are able to incorporate Him in the context of a baseball conversation. Personally, I have had the immense honor and privilege of being involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes conferences as a volunteer so many years ago. Professional athletes from various sports genres would talk about their experiences as professional athletes while at the same time acknowledge God in their endeavors. What an amazing experience that used to be! With that said, I wonder what it would be like to have a conversation about God with Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw? Yes friends, Clayton Kershaw is not only the ace of the Dodgers pitching staff, he's also a man of God. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!. . . . :-).