One time, on our TV program “The Place for Miracles”, Lindsay and I shared a powerful message on role models and the effect they have on our children. From television personalities and sports figures to sex and violence in the media, the message is the same: This lifestyle is “cool” and exciting. People are “heroes” — whether they deserve to be or not.
But how much sex, violence, and death can children watch before they begin to emulate what they see? Satan has a strategy. He’s desensitizing us so that when we see an act of violence, it will seem natural instead of unnatural.
What is our responsibility as parents? The Bible gives us the formula in Romans 12:2: Be not conformed to this world [stop following the world’s role models]: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. How can you renew your mind? By getting into the Word of God! And what are the new results? That ye may prove [or test] what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
When we know God’s will, we can stand up for what is right. Lindsay and I are praying that Christian parents everywhere will have the courage to lift up the standard of the Bible and not to be afraid to do what is right. We need to turn OFF the world, turn ON the Word of God, and pour His word into our families on a daily basis!