Family Devotionals

   If you are on this site, you probably have a desire to study God’s word with your family on a daily basis. For this I applaud you.
   Keeping His words in the forefront of our lives is exactly what God asked the children of Israel to do, “You shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deut 6:7
   Even though you are busy with baseball, soccer, PTO, work and all the other things this world keeps us involved with, make time to teach your children both formally and informally. You will never regret the time you spend in imparting God’s words to young minds that now, eagerly want to learn. Having daily or nightly devotionals with their families are one of the major components you want your child to remember about his childhood.
   You can use the Character Reference Bible to study through each subject, choose a favorite to memorize as well as turn to a needed verse in times of stress. There are also daily reading plans, lesson books, Bible story books and even fun activities that you can do to make this a part of your family identity. I encourage you to choose any Bible based plan and do it. You can change to something different after a few months, you can change as your children grow to subjects that they are interested in, but as long as you keep your study based on God’s words you will not go wrong. And you will enrich your children’s lives.
   Don’t forget to include prayer in your devotions. Your children need to hear your reliance on God though prayer. They need to hear you praying for their spiritual maturity and growth. What you pray for them will become what they want to be. Pray for wisdom, pray for good decisions, pray for spiritual maturity, pray for a godly spouse (that loves her mother-in-law,)
   Parent with Purpose. Make a plan to raise your children to love God and don’t get side tracked with the business of this life.