Repeat for the remainder of time. It’s that simple, really. Repetition can sometimes be associated with a stale life, but that’s not always the case. Repetition can be associated with discipline, and discipline is the root of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
Our family is our first church. I’ve always said this and have faithfully claimed to protect this value. But, if I’m being honest, there are many times I’ve neglected this value. At the end of the day, though, our family is our first church.
What exactly does this mean?
It means discipleship – the way we make disciples of Jesus – begins and ends right where we live, sleep, eat, and play – our home. Kristina and I have the responsibility as parents to raise our children to be disciples of Jesus Christ because we are the Church. So, repetition and routine are important elements to teach and practice when making disciples of Jesus.
One of the most simple things we do EVERY night is say the Lord’s Prayer. It does not matter where we’ve been that day, or if we are tired. We say it. We close the day and evening with the one prayer that Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them. (Luke 11:1)
Because repetition is key to routine. Routine creates a foundation. Foundation is necessary to building something big…like infrastructure to a city…or the Kingdom of God.
What would you like to repeat?