Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Train A Child

Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Being that none of my children can read yet, I've struggled for as long as they've been around with ensuring that they will value their Bibles and know how precious having a quiet time with the Lord can be! Of course, nothing can beat a parents example, but I want them to find joy in it themselves. Other than our family devotion time, I wanted Bella, my five year old, to start getting more (especially considering her recent decision)! I figured her start to "big kid" school would be just a good a time as any to start something new! Her birthday happened to be right at the start of school and she had her eye on a girls devotional book at our closest Christian book store! And above any toy or piece of clothing, I was most excited about buying this:

Bella starts every morning with her "appointment with God" (I join in as the designated reader!). She wakes up every morning ready for this appointment. She and I sit at the kitchen table and read our verse for the day, a tip to start our day, and a prayer of how to follow through with our verse! We also make a deal that when she gets home from school each day, we will both share how/if we "fleshed out" the verse for the day! I love my mornings with her and only hope that this is the beginning to her developing a love for the Word!

What are your ways you incorporate the Word in the daily activity of your child(ren)? Normally I try to make a very elaborate plan, but I am so thankful for resources available such as this one and many more that help my children connect to the Word!

THIS, works for me!

Linking up with:
Word Filled Wednesdays
Women Living Well
Works for Me Wednesdays: We are That Family
What I'm Loving Wednesday


  1. What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing such a special time with your daughter and the importance of establishing the habit of daily getting into God's Word. Many blessings to you!

  2. That is so wonderful that she is starting to have her appointment with God. Beautiful!

  3. What a cutie she is...glad to know I wasn't the only one a little panicked by the tremor yesterday. We are NOT supposed to have earthquakes!!

  4. What a cutie pie and what a wonderful way to start each day!

    joy and blessings to you,

  5. Wow Lindsay! So precious! Thank you for the idea! Eric Engle told me about reciting scripture when you are correcting them. I try to as much as possible. What God says about their Choices. Obey mommy and daddy, Love your neighbor as your self. By this they will know that you love God, in how you love one another, etc. etc. But I have not done what you're doing! I will start tomorrow! Sounds Fun!