What are the tools that we need to live an intentional and purposeful life? How do we teach our students not to be a victim, but to live victoriously? This was the topic of our 5th/6th grade retreat. We want to make sure that when our students leave Christ Fellowship Academy, they will be equipped and encouraged to live a victorious life. Here were the takeaways:
1) Have a solid foundation based upon knowing that you have accepted Christ and “that ALL things work for good to those who love God…” Romans 8:28. If we know that no matter what happens in our lives, God has a purpose and a plan for us; then we can rest and have confidence that He will always see us through.
2) Equip ourselves with the daily reading of the Word of God and be in constant prayer. We must combat the worldviews that our students receive with the truth that comes only from the Bible.
3) Identify and defend our Christian stance with recognizing the lies that we receive from this world vs. God’s standards and truth. As parents, we must speak to our children as they are faced with issues and circumstances that are difficult. We must guide them through and teach them by using Godly wisdom and discernment, which will be different from what the world tells them.
4) Have a winning attitude. Christ has won the battle for us and we know that “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the World.” I John 4:4. If we have an all-powerful, all-knowing God on our side, why should we fret? We have all we need in order to succeed and our prize is great! Our ultimate blessing will be living eternally with our Heavenly Father.
We all need to stay strong, equipped, and solid as we battle daily struggles. God has the answers for living a victorious life, we just need to stay the course and remain faithful to Him.