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Time for digging into the Word with our little ones can too easily get pushed aside. Yes, it takes work and discipline to put the time in to read the word...not only for ourselves, but for our children. If God's Word is important to us, our children should witness that. We need to be sharing it with them. Daily. As a priority and in as much depth as they can handle.
We can sometimes allow this to go by the wayside simply because we say we will "get to it", though we never do. Let us not hinder our children from the goodness of God's Word.
Matthew 19:14 says,
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
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It is up to us to lead them. They need to be fed spiritually, just like we do. Let us not keep God all to ourselves.
God has entrusted us to lead them to Him. This is our life's work as mothers! There is nothing more important; nothing more pertinent in this life than bringing them to Jesus on a daily basis.
This can be done in several ways and is certainly not limited to one way or even once a day:
- family devotions
- individual Bible reading
- collective Bible study
We have no excuses. Not one, that justifies not bringing our children to know Him. So let's set time aside and allow God to transform our children through His word. All we need to do is be available.
May I boldly advise that if something is hindering this time, that it be cut out and adjustments be made? Teri Maxwell says in her book, "Keeping Our Children's Hearts",
Studying God's Word as a family is not a silver bullet or something to be checked off on a checklist. Daily fellowshipping together around the Bible is very important...
There are different ways you can do this:
- at meal times
- first thing in the morning
- during afternoon quiet time
- before bed
Start today. Do not let this time slip away again. Start small (5 mins) if you must and gradually increase your time and consistency.
When we continue to put Bible study/reading off, it shows our children that it lacks value to us.
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