May 23, 2013
Being a "radical" at home.
I read Christianity Today's Her*meneutics blog with discretion since I find some of the content to be quite liberal but I did enjoy a recent article: Suburbia Needs Jesus Too.
The author addresses the "new radical movement, led by David Platt and other pastors" from the viewpoint of a stay-at-home mom in a "cookie cutter neighborhood".
I did read David Platt's book Radical a few years ago and enjoyed it's challenge to intentionally live for Christ and His kingdom. I still think it's a good read, but I thought the author of this article addressed one of the book's weaknesses and pointed out the significance of living out our Christian faith through the ordinary, seemingly mundane tasks of motherhood. After all, we can't all spend our days (nor are we called to) on inner city ministry or move across seas to be a missionary.
Being at home with my little one has been an adjustment in some ways - I wouldn't trade it for anything but I certainly do need the reminder from time to time that what I am doing is worthwhile service to God, pleasing to Him when I approach it and serve with the right heart.
Step back and remember, moms, we're raising up the next generation, and as Christians, we have the responsibility to teach and point our children toward God.
I'm not sure what's more radical than that.