Read that sentence again and let it sink in.
"When Jordan turned thirteen, Carey sat down with him and they chose five men whom they both admired. Carey approached the men, asking them to spend one day with Jordan that summer. They could do whatever they wanted to do for the day, but Carey hoped that they would share one spiritual truth and one life truth (i.e., good advice) during the course of their conversations.
A few of the five men took Jordan camping, and another took him to work. One of the five was a police chaplain and took him for a ride in a police cruiser. At the end of the summer, the five men, Jordan, and Carey gathered for a barbecue, and Jordan shared from a journal what had impacted him the most during each of those five special days. Jordan presented each of the five with a Bible with their name inscribed on the cover. Each of the five men took a few minutes to comment on their time with Jordan and ways they saw God at work in Jordan's life. Afterward, they all gathered around Jordan and laid hands on him in prayer. Many of the men shared, 'I wish someone had done that for me when I was thirteen.'"
Who are you inviting into your children’s lives? What voices are you giving the authority to speak wisdom and love into who they are becoming? Do not be afraid to ask. Find Godly adults to invest into your children now, so that they can become who God desires them to become.
*Sticky Faith: Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids by Kara Powell and Chap Clark
Student Pastor at Stetson Baptist Church. Child of the Most High, Husband to Natalie, and Dad to Zach and Zoey. Lifelong Student, Outdoor Enthusiast, and Sweet Tea Connoisseur.