Do you know what you believe?
Do you believe that God’s Word is true? Every word of it?
This is something on my heart as a mom. I want to make sure our family is certain of what we believe in and I want to make sure we are leading our children to understand that every ounce of God’s Word is true, without a doubt.
What can we do to ensure our children are being taught this truth? Here are a few things that we do in our family:
- We read God’s Word with them and give them time to ask questions and we like to have them tell us in their words what we have read. Narration is a great way to ensure they understand what we have read.
- We read devotionals with them nightly that helps to expand on this knowledge.
- We memorize scriptures together daily as a family.
- We pray multiple time together each day, especially before meals and bedtime.
- We help them to recognize when God has answered a prayer, even the small ones, so that we can give thanks to Him.
- We sing praises to Him, especially when we are scared or worried or anxious about something.
- We also want to make sure that they realize that we can’t believe in only parts of the bible. We either believe it all or we believe none of it. We can’t believe in Creation and yet not believe in the Flood. We can’t believe in Jesus’ death upon The Cross and yet not believe in His resurrection.
The most important part of making sure our children know what they believe, is to make sure we know what we believe! As parents, we need to spend time in God’s word, praying and building our relationship with Him. We must have assurance in what we believe in so that we can better lead our children. We need to be that example to them so that they can see us living out our beliefs as well.
Will you join me in a challenge? Let’s spend time with Our Lord. Let us be certain of we believe in so that we can be the example that our spouse needs, that our children need, that our loved ones need…..that this world needs!
I leave you with a scripture and ask that you meditate on it, memorize, pray over it:
Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Jennifer is a wife and homeschooling mother to three (plus one more on the way!) She is also a blogger at Godly Glimpses where she shares about marriage, parenting, homeschooling and faith. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.