Friday, April 12, 2013

Reaffirming Jesus In Our Children Daily

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I think it is so important that the word of God and the name of Jesus is in our hearts and minds daily. There is another place the word of God needs to be more often. On our lips. Do we speak of God daily to our children?

It seems that we will live our life and our daily grind without scriptures or the name of God even coming out of our lips once to our children. A simple verse, song, phrase, or book can help us in our tired moments to make sure that we are speaking of God to our children.

It seems "hard" to fit it in daily with all we have to do, especially with little ones. Making a before nap or bed routine of reading a few age appropriate Bible stories or faith based books and saying a verse or two before nap and bed is a great way to make sure you are taking the steps to speak of Jesus daily. And make sure to say prayers with your children every day, no matter how young (or old) they are. It is never to early or too late to start.  Sing a song or say a scripture while you take a walk or are playing in the yard. Once these habits form you will notice new ones starting as well. Pretty soon it is embedded in your daily routine with your children.

We can't go through our days with no mention of God and then show up at church on Sunday, then go the rest of week with no mention of God again. To train and teach our children the name of God must be on our lips daily.  The more I do this myself, the more I grow myself. I grow along with my children. By singing a simple song, saying a scripture with them for them to memorize I have been able to better maintain my own focus during the day. It helps our adult hearts to maintain focus on God every day. That He is the reason for living each day.

We can't call ourselves a Christian and then not have Jesus present in our minds and hearts each day. He has to be a focus EVERY day. Not on a whim, not when it's convenient, it must be daily. It must be how we are living our life, a path we are walking. We must convey this to our children daily. On our lips and through our words.

Teach the word of God to your children daily. More importantly, speak of it daily and live it daily.

 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.  And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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