To get Kingdom minded kids what do we actually do?
Firstly to have Kingdom minded kids, you need Kingdom minded parents! So this is for you mums...
A. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2 (NLT) says "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."
As the scripture says, you shouldn't think or copy the behaviour of the world. Actually as Christians we are meant to be different. In Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus calls us to be the salt and light of the world.
So that means you don't have to parent how the world does. Be the salt and light through your parenting.
Choose to think positive thoughts. Choose to be happy. Choose to walk out your faith.
Think different. Live different. Act different. Learn different. Speak different. Obey different. Work different. Give different. Worship different. Parent different.
I see it as a form of surrender. When you gave your life to Christ you surrendered it to him. It is not yours anymore. That includes your thinking. Your thinking should be His way of thinking. Surrender your thoughts to Him!
Colossians 3:1-2 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Change your thinking, behaviour and customs. Be the salt and light you were called to be. Think as Christ would think. Be Kingdom minded. This brings me to my next point...
Stay tuned for Part 2B