A leader is someone that leads, goes first, shows the way and then turns back help others.
I desire to lead my children to Christ.
To be an example.
I could just sit and tell them about following Christ. Talking to them is key, for sure, but more than that I want to show them by being a living sacrifice.
I will be leaving my children again for 13 days. 13 days without mommy. 13 days of upset schedule.
13 day of........sacrifice.
You see, this is hard. We do not pretend that it is easy for our family to give up mommy or daddy for a time.
But how will they know if we do not start NOW?
Do they start serving Christ when they are 18?
That is not biblical - at.all.
Serving Christ for what ever He has called you [or my kiddos] to is not for later.
It is for now.
We are not promised tomorrow.
[ A Living Sacrifice ] Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.