Set The Pace

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Heb. 12:1

There is nothing more rewarding, exciting, and fun (nerve-racking too!) then being a parent!  There are many blessings that come with being a parent, but great responsibility too!  Parents are the #1 influencer in a child's life and as you already know they're always watching and repeating what they see and hear.  The old saying "do as I say not as I do" is a foreign language to kids...the "bar" you set is what they will usually aim for.  That can be great news in alot of situations, not so much in others! 

So when it comes to matters of faith, make sure you are setting the bar high!  Mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, uncle, (whatever relationship you have to a child) make sure you set the pace spiriually!  Don't walk or jog...let your children see you run after God with passion and perseverance!  Then watch how contagious this faith becomes for your kids!


Here are a couple of ways you can "set the pace" in your home:

-Believe God for to much, rather then to little.

-Be a better person in private, then you are in public.

-Pray.  Simple, but absolutely powerful!

-Stay teachable

-Be faithful in the little things

-Prioritize the things of God first, in all things.

-Teach your kids how to serve, by actually serving.

More tips here


Dont allow discouragement to keep you from "setting the pace".  God will equip you with everything you need to lead and be an example for your family!