SAY THIS:What is with you
wherever you go? God's Word is with me
wherever I go.
Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, Your Word says in Psalm 5:3 that 'In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice' (NIV). We want to thank You for listening to us when we talk to You. I pray [child's name] will grow up talking to you, believing that you hear everything [he/she] says. In Jesus' name, amen."
"I have hidden your word in my heart." Psalm 119:11, NIV
BASIC TRUTH: God made me. God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
PASSING DOWN A FAITH-FILLED LIFE,
NOT A TRIAL-FREE LIFE By Courtney DeFeo
I’ve watched my kids hurt many times and it stinks.
My knee-jerk reaction is to protect, hover, block, or tackle—basically do anything to prevent my children from feeling pain.
The same goes with their faith. I want them to fall in love with Jesus and never walk away, while at the same time never experience hardship. And then I realize I love them too much to desire a trial-free life. Because I remember my biggest moments of personal and spiritual growth were during my trials.
Bringing faith to life in our home is a great privilege. I’m encouraged that we don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life. God has got this. Our role is to simply teach our kids what we already know and to continue learning and sharing more day by day as we grow . . .