The ZAP Family
A Family of ZAP Religion
We live in a society where everything happens “now” or so it seems. If it does not happen now, we become restless, anxious, and think that it never will. Our society has taught us that “ZAP” and you have it. We “ZAP” our microwavable food items, “ZAP” our fast-food through the drive through at McDonalds, “ZAP” our plastic cards for items we want to purchase now, “ZAP” our Internet for long distance purchases that arrive “ZAP” at our front door. We sign our John Doe and “ZAP” around here and there continually to games, school programs, entertainment, practices, and much more. In building our relationship with Christ, we cannot “ZAP” and it is accomplished. We cannot “ZAP” and arrive to be this wonderful Christian that we would like to be. I used to get upset and cry telling God I wish I could wave some magic wand, so to speak, and be this perfect person that I thought I should be.
Building a relationship with God does not “ZAP” along and happen overnight or when we do very little about it. Family time is one of the best times to begin the ground work with our children in having devotions on a regular basis. This can be a profitable time of sharing to each other about their day, encouraging other members who have had a bad day, and growing together while discovering more about God’s Word and His World. As parents, we set the groundwork for helping our children see how important God is to us in our lives as we take time from our “ZAP” schedules to devote to building our relationships together with God. Our children will understand that God is a great part of our lives and this will teach them the importance of having their own personal daily devotions as they become young adults. What great time to spend with our children sitting around together every evening or morning and focusing on God’s Word together while learning more about Him. When we place Him as first priority in our homes, He will bless all the other portions of our day. We will feel more confident to call on Him during times of trouble because that relationship has been established. Rather than “ZAP” in all our activities of the week, let us devote time to be with Him as a family and grow together.
© Kidz Ministry Jeanne McIntosh September 2008 copyright.