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Thriving in Ministry with Your Kids

April 17, 2017 | Kerri Johnson | Ministry

Once you can relax and love God and let him love you, you may find that some of your Christian activity is not of God. Susan Field from My Children, My Mission Field: A Family’s Place in God’s Plan to Change the World

As you look on the precious faces of your children, visualize them walking the path God has laid out for them. Remind yourself of how much your own love for them mirrors the love of God for them and the love of God for you.

Raising children while serving in ministry can be hard. The juggling act is never ending.  Just remember you only have your children for a short time. They grow up fast. You don’t want them having feelings of competing with ministry for your attention. They are your ministry first. Teach them about God’s love. Show them how to serve others. Lead by example with rest and family time.

Always put God first, your spouse and your children second (in that order), then your church/ministry.

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. . . . As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 NIV

Kerri Johnson is the Graffiti 2 Works director at Graffiti 2 Community Ministries in the South Bronx of New York City.