Watching our children play when they don’t know we are there can be very entertaining and revealing. Sometimes it is convicting, sometimes it is a blessing. It is always honest.
Last Sunday, before revealing I was there to pick up our 3 year old daughter from the nursery, I saw her opening her Bible. (Yes, her Bible. The one she brought from home.)
Sitting in the play cribs, she placed her Bible in front of some “babies” to read to them.
It was one of those moments when I realized something we are doing is sticking.
It reminded me that nothing is more important than our kids loving God’s Word. Even at 3 years old, Bethany loves her Bible. She often reminds us to grab our Bibles as we head out the door to church. What a blessing she is!
Our summer schedule has been so out of whack between traveling, spontaneous get togethers, summer camps, etc., that I look forward to the routine of school starting again, so we can get back to regularly spending time in God’s Word as a family.
As school starts again, I boldly encourage and challenge you to spend time together in prayer and in God’s Word as a family. Help your kids know, understand, and apply God’s Word, so when they are older, they “will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22.6). So they will know where to turn for truth. So they will know where to turn to hear God.
Modeling our relationship with God is so important, but Bethany didn’t learn to read her Bible to those baby dolls because she saw us read the Bible in our own devotions. She learned to read the Bible to those babies because that’s what we do with her.