Be encouraged parents!
We want to inspire you to never give up! Now more than ever, we need to bring salvation into our homes.
Do not give up! Even the most stubborness of Kids have a way to learn about Gods Word.
Here, we want to inspire you to seek the best way to teach your child Gods Word, the best thing to do is pray, ask God to help you, but never give up!
The Big Talk
We did a live stream to encourage parents, we want to share this with you!
Be encouraged to pray, and come against the enemy for your family.
Do not give up!
There will be nights where you are so tired, you might feel as if you can’t do it. PRESS! Change your mindset, even if you have to pick a verse from the Bible chapter and read it to your child. Don’t cheat them or yourselves. Talk about it to get the meaning, then proceed to your night.There will be days where you feel, “this just won’t fit our schedules.”
What if our prayers didn’t fit Gods schedule? There were times when we had to hold Bible studies in our car because we had to leave early, or on our way home, because it was too late.
While you read the Bible to them, give them a notebook to “draw what they hear.” Let them tell you what it is. Listen – Praise – explain if necessary.
*Ages 4+ Always have a question. Whatever you study, ask your child a question, questions help them and you understand the text.
Say, “listen because after, I will ask you a question.” Don’t be afraid of hard answers. Give Bible study stickers that add up to a prize at the months end. -You got this!
Before you give up, just like everything in life, you must have patience.
Family Bibles study takes a bit more patience than the norm. You are trying to make it happen, but…good grief!
Lol, I can definitely relate.
Advice: Give yourself GRACE and EMBRACE Simplicity. That’s what these lessons are all about!
Just give me my moment!
As a mom of four girls, there is NEVER a dead moment. Sometimes I may feel as if I haven’t grasped enough time to be alone by myself, to just seek God. I hate to feel as if I have put God on the back burner.
So it is no wonder I schedule everything in. Yes, schedule.
Parents have to have time to seek God on their knees away from their children and any distractions. It is wonderful to pray with the entire family. But make sure that you get the alone time you need with God. Sitting at the feet of Jesus in your quite space.
When you as parents are able to get alone and pray, your family praying together will be tremendous! Encourage your kids to pray on their own as well. Set the stage for them, by allowing them to see your quite space, tell them, when you are here, DO NOT BOTHER ME. Unless its an emergency! LOL.
You can begin to do this by age 6+, for younger kids, keep them entertained with something, while you go pray. Take any time you can. Even if it doesnt last long, you must have it.
Be encouraged today.
The Wrong Time
Sometimes, it might ALWAYS seem like it’s the wrong time to Bible study.
With your Children, that is.
If you make it first thing in the morning, they are too tired. If it’s too late in the evening, they are too sleepy to do anything at all.
Teens complain that they want to do something else, or have something else planned.
It is very important to get together as a family and figure out when you can all come together.
Set a time, and a place. Limit any and all distractions, turn down cell phones and put computers to sleep. Nothing matters as much as God’s Word.
Instill this into your children and watch them teach it back to you oneday!
My Girls often try to get into a project just right before Bible Study. Since we already limit t.v. time, that’s not a problem.
So one thing we have learned to do is monitor the time better.
We often do Bible Study after breakfast, right before class, and after dinner, and hour before bed.
A rule is: Don’t start any projects before breakfast or after dinner, besides your chores.
In this way, we escape the attitudes, and discipline. We can get right into our Bible study with willing and eager minds.
There has been times that this didn’t work. We got preoccupied or distracted and things happened.
That’s when you do what needs to be done, and get to work.
Bible study is important, especially with your family.
Don’t let circumstances get you down.
You can and will be able to do this!
Proverbs 22:6 “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
“Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Don’t Push Me!
We can’t be the push around parent. God didn’t make us to be bossed around by a child who has no idea what God’s Word says about raising them. We must rely on God, His Holy Spirit, and the Word to guide us to discipline our children. God loves us so much that even He disciplines those He loves. We as parents should do the same.
Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
“God is interested in developing your character. At times He lets you proceed, but He will never let you go too far without discipline to bring you back. In your relationship with God, He may let you make a wrong decision. Then the Spirit of God causes you to recognize that it is not God’s will. He guides you back to the right path.” – Henry Blackaby
Setting an example
Everything we do, matters. The way we confront a situation, the way we speak of others, the way we dress, the way we carry ourselves. Our children are watching every move. They are the ones that see us for who we truly are. Do you want to know one of the fastest ways for a child to rethink Christianity? A hypocrite Christian parent. We cannot say we love God and live a life that is unpleasant to Him, our children get to witness our walk with Jesus.Contrary to popular belief; it’s not about what makes us happy, but what makes us holy that truly changes our life. It’s not easy, but it’s a blessing to be refined on our walk with Jesus and have our children witness repentance, sacrifice, forgiveness, and love. Just like Jesus. He set an example for us, He’s our Father and walks the talk. Setting an example is crucial for our children and we cannot fail to lean on Jesus! P.S. – just because you’re Christian, doesn’t mean your children are. Even more so, our example is needed.
Titus 2:6-7 “Encourage young men to use good judgment. Always set an example by doing good things. When you teach, be an example of moral purity and dignity.”