What is most important in life?

8-28-14 blog graphic In these times where it seems like there is so much unrest; Israel vs Palestine, conservative vs liberal, Christian vs Muslim, America vs the world, it’s more important than ever for us to answer this question. For me, the most important thing is that my children believe in God, and that they are firmly, deeply rooted in Him and His word.

We are so blessed in America, although there are things that may rub us the wrong way at times. I was thinking; “what would happen if war or religious persecution came to my front door?” How would I respond? What would be the most important thing in life then? I came to the same conclusion. Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

The most important task we have is making sure that my children, and others, believe in God.

I realized that the most important thing is not to have a mega bunker with food and supplies that could last for years, or enough weapons to take over a small country, but whether or not my children believe in God as their Personal Lord and Savior. I believe that it is our responsibility to train our children NOW. I’m talking about giving them a solid foundation in Christ so that when “life” happens, they have the most important thing covered; knowing that God loves them and gave His life for them as payment for their sin, and that He will always be there for them. I believe that God has placed each one of us in this specific time and place so that we may reach others for Him. I say, let’s start here and now to see what God can do through a few people who are yielded to Him!

As Christians, we are like the moon; we have the ability to reflect the SON, and it shows who we are to the world. We need to not only shine in a sin darkened world, but especially let Jesus shine to our family and friends.

Some helpful tips to accomplish this goal:

  1. Read your Bible: We grow in our faith when we spend time with God.

Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”

  1. Go to church: We need the church to help sharpen us.

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

3.    Apply what you already know: Many people spend their whole life looking for some sort of special revelation from God, and completely ignore what He has already told us to do.

4.    Show others God: It is our responsibility to show others Christ.

Matthew 5:14 says, “Ye are the light of the world.”

Justin Schroeder 

Children's Pastor