A wonderful friend of mine recently went to a conference at John Piper’s church, and was so gracious to share some of his teachings with me. This has weighed on me the most:
We must teach our children (and ourselves) to love God as all supreme and as most satisfying, not as the rescuer from hell, the healer of disease, or even creator of the universe.
If we only teach our children that he meets our needs, then they don’t need God once the need is met. I am afraid I am guilty on that point. As I am learning to love God as all supreme myself, I am challenged in how to teach my children. I think showing them the scriptures will be the best way to teach them the character of God, not just examples of what He does for us. Those are very important, too, but they must not be the only way my children learn of our God.
Any thoughts to share?