Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, joins us on today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live Podcast to talk about how parents can share a big faith in a big God with their kids.
- Focus on one big idea for the month to reinforce your faith in God. Invite your children into the process of something you’ve been bringing to God. Pray together and talk about ways God is working on that big idea or challenge.
- Be in awe of God. Your children are watching and learning by the things you do. Show them your wonder of God and how big He is.
As Christian parents, we often have an added sense of weight on our shoulders in the upbringing of our children. Not only do we have to worry about our kids’ mental, physical, and emotional development, we also have the added challenge of nurturing the growth of our children’s faith. Overwhelming, right?
But Louie Giglio challenges us to think about this responsibility from a new angle: Instead of focusing on educating your children on the vastness of God, why not show them instead?
Kids rarely remember what their parents teach them, but they hardly forget what they see their parents do. It’s the tiny moments kids observe in the lives of their parents, Louie says, that will matter most to them as they grow older. Your challenge now is to show them your awe of the bigness of God right where you are — whether you’re in the carpool line or in your home office.
Living out our faith as parents, the good and the bad parts, will reinforce in our children that perfect parents on Earth don’t exist, but we have a perfect Father Who sees them, Who knows them, and Who desires to have a personal relationship with them.
To help grow kids’ faith and bridge the gap between God and science, Louie has written a devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions For Kids About God And Science. The book combines two of Louie’s popular messages, “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God” to reveal the the majesty of God’s creation with scientific findings, photos, and illustrations. We’ll be giving away one copy of the devotional to one lucky winner. Head over to our Instagram account to learn how to enter!