It is that special season that brings tailgate parties, grilling, and gatherings of people. Most of the country refers to this time of year as, “Fall”, but in Alabama, this is “Football Season.” Even our outfit selections change to make sure our favorite team is represented by a logo, a color, or a pattern. Let’s be honest, there is nothing natural about football season in the South. Our allegiances, rivalries and dress codes are something that is taught to us from the start. There is no lack of pictures on team-spirit Fridays from our Heritage babies!
I mention this because a prayer of mine for our Heritage children is that the godly teaching they hear at home, church, and school is something that sticks more than our team allegiance. Can you imagine what would begin to happen in the world around us if the next generation of Christians was as passionate for Christ, prayer, and the Bible as the state of Alabama is about football? There would be needs being met, lives being changed, and souls being saved. I pray for the Spirit of God to fill up our hearts, our homes, and the halls of our schools, so that our children will be more passionate for Him than anything else.
This week, our Heritage children will be learning about having a Teachable Spirit. They will learn the importance of listening to others, because none of us knows everything. I want to challenge us as parents to make our homes a Deuteronomy 6 home this week, and every week. That we would model what it means to live a life that loves God with all of ourselves, and that we would speak about God at every opportunity. God, help us to be a light in our homes, and help us to raise up bright-light children for you. Amen.