*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are my own.*
Yesterday I finished Kristen Welch's newest book, Raising World Changers in a Changing World. And I sat in the waiting area of my son's Taekwondo class and cried in front of strangers. My heart literally aching. This books is a life-changer and is such a beautiful testament to how God has worked in Kristen's family and how they're changing the world for the better.
It had me asking myself, "Am I doing enough"
Sometimes in my comfortable corner of the world, it's easy to turn a blind eye to what's happening around me. There's so much pain and suffering, that sometimes it hurts to even think about it. But, where does that leave those that are hurting
Kristen even talks about how the story in the Bible where Jesus asks the rich young ruler to sell all of his possessions and give it to the poor, always scared her a little. And I totally feel the same way. Because we LOVE our money, and we love our stuff, and in this world sometimes we're basically toddlers screaming, "mine mine mine!"
But, we're not made for this world. We're not meant to love it, or the things in it. And if we want to raise our children right, and show them how to be world changers, we have to be different. We have to do our best to make a difference.
Does that mean we have to sell everything we own NO! But, we can all do our part. As Kristen points out,
"When we dig deeply into God's word we discover this truth to share with our children: how we live impacts how we give. The rich young ruler mistook the temporary satisfaction of his riches for something that would last and passed up eternity with God. This choice directly impacted how he lived."
Raising world changers will be hard. Because they're going to feel different- be different. In this unsatisfied, over-indulged, entitled world, they're not going to fit in.
But, do we want them to
If you've been wondering how to help your children to be world changers, read this book. It gives great applicable advice that will guide you on your journey