Carl Lentz shares how he responded when 9-y-o son didn't feel like going to church

Jeannie LawJan 23, 2019 02:31 PM EST

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz revealed that his son, Roman, was honest about not wanting to attend church. The father taught him a valuable life lesson.

"In my feelings," Lentz revealed on Instagram Wednesday, "my son recently told me 'Dad, I don't feel like going to church. We are there ALL THE TIME."

The minister said his son's comments were sincere and he proceeded to offer advice that adults need to hear as well.

"I was able to tell him what apparently many of us adults still need to hear: 'feelings are great. They are important. But they are not the dominant factor in how we live our lives! If our feelings match our convictions? Fantastic. I've just found that it's often that is the exception, not the norm," he shared.  

Lentz explained that most of the incredible things God calls His followers to do never come with an accompanying "good vibe." The Pentecostal pastor then referenced what Jesus says to do in the Bible.

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