By the time my kids begin to venture away from home (which isn’t too far off) I hope I’ve laid a foundation for them to:
1. Stay connected to God moment by moment – if they know how to listen to God and respond to what he tells them, they will be living a life that bears much fruit (John 15) and one filled with peace (John 14:25-27).
2. Stay connected to God’s words – they live in a world that is full of brokenness and hurt. But, God’s words are true and he will protect them (John 17:15-17)
3. Stay connected to God’s family – they need brothers and sisters (outside of our home) who they can talk to and who bring health and healing into their lives (James 5:16)