This week's challenge comes from the section of the Deuteronomy 6:6-7 which talks about us as parents diligently teaching our kids things from God's word that are in our hearts WHEN THEY LIE DOWN!
We've been challenged to sing a song of worship or speak a verse we've memorized to our kids first thing in the morning when they wake up.
We've also been challenged to deliberately sit down with our kids, either at the dinner table or some other time in the day, but to sit down and share with them something of God's word that has really been speaking to you lately.
And in the third challenge we looked at planning a walk or a "field trip" of some sort with our kids, or just planning to go somewhere together and taking the time to talk with our kids about one of the parables or a section of scripture that pertains to our outing.
This week we come to bedtime! Either at naptime or nighttime ( if your kids don't take a nap) take the time to read them a short section of scripture or a Bible story or just tell them a Bible story or something you've been studying that is being impressed upon you.
My kids are young, 3 and 5, and so I plan to do this at naptime and bedtime. I'd like to draw out a truth from God's word after reading them one of their non-Bible books at naptime, and then at bedtime I plan to go back to reading them a short section from their kids Bible. I've gotten away from that and currently just sing to them at bedtime and read them a story at naptime. And so today I'm praying and looking to be more purposeful about taking a minute or two to talk with them about God's word after reading their story book and to read a short section of scripture to them before I sing them their song at night.
What about you? How would you like to take challenge #4 and apply it to your life with your kids?
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I'm praying for us as moms and for our kids as we desire to lead them to Christ!