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Getting your children in the Word of God is our most important job as a parent. But it’s not always easy when it comes to little ones.
Scripture instructs parents to teach their children God’s Word (Deut. 6:6–9; Eph. 6:4). Yet the potential obstacles to teaching the Bible to children, especially small children, are nearly endless. How do you hold their attention? How do you communicate the great mysteries of the faith in a way they can understand? How can you make this a habit when your time is pulled in so many directions?
I’ve made a few tips that will aide you in “hiding the word in their hearts that they might not sin against God (paraphrased Psalm 199:11)
1.) Make scriptures a part of the everyday family life. And this goes way beyond prayers at meals and at bed time. How about starting the day with the scripture verse….Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” When adversity and troubles come, let your children know……. Philippians 4:6 (ESV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” And on and on with every situation of your life weave God’s Word through it.Read More