I recently listened to Bob’s book Everybody Always and early on he shares a story about how his son loved adventure or extreme sports. He jokes that this is how his son saw life, “If you can’t lose your arm doing it, he’s usually not interested.”
Everyday we go through life spending time…moments. It all costs us something but have we stopped to consider “Is it worth it?”
The same is true for our children. As parents we make all sorts of decisions for them as we raise them to become great adults.
I have often had to stop and consider how I direct my child’s time. Certainly they make decisions for themselves – hanging out with friends, watching movies, playing outside, sports, music, and homework. But I also influence their time adding on extracurricular activities, music lessons and household chores.
Of all the choices we have in life on how we or our children can spend their time, do we make God a priority? Do I make it a priority in my children’s life?
Bob Goff’s premise for Everybody Always is taking the time to Love God, Love our Neighbours and even Love our enemies. This certainly takes time, and can be seen as time away from the things I want, my kids want to do the things God wants.
Life is full of good things, good things that God has created. I believe that God wants us to enjoy our lives, and to enjoy them in loving Him as Creator first and then those He created in His image. Whether it be sharing a meal, a movie or playing a game, loving Everybody, Always is how we show we Love God.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 26:37
Submitted by: Gregg McNeil