Thursday, April 29, 2010


Reading through the Old Testament again this year. I am so struck by the spiritual battle to keep those Israelites on the right path.

I have that same heart - struggling to constantly remember all that God has done and stay focused on Him. As I look at my children, I wonder what I have done to reveal God to them and make them know and experience Him.

Remembering seems to be where the battle is spiritually:

And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua,
and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua,
who had seen all the great work that the LORD had done
for Israel.
Judges 2:7

The generation that saw the works of the Lord followed Him. Those that came after sought after idols and left the Lord.

How do we make God relevant to our children? My children have heard about the Lord since they were small and have chosen to commit themselves to the faith. I am praying this morning about ways to let them experience Him for themselves.

What do you think? Tell me what this looks like in your family with your children.


  1. The most life-changing experiences for my youngest (a college student) is praying for people in the church prayer room, and the Christian coffee shop. It is eye-opening to see that EVERYBODY has a story and has needs and things they need to forgive and let go.

  2. My husband and I received Christ when the kids were little. We led by example. We were discipled, trained in leadership and embraced family values: church, Sunday School, etc. Both girls grew up with a strong walk themselves but both strayed. They are back with Him now and stronger than ever and dealing with their consequences. We have to find our own relationship with the Lord!

  3. I don't have children, as you know, but I can tell of my experience as a child. My parents led by example. Early on Mom took me to church, taught me to pray (she would kneel every night with me), and told me about Jesus' love. My Dad regularly read the Bible and though we didn't have family Bible time, I believe that is one of the reasons I have a deep love for the scriptures.

    So keep doing what you are doing. I know you and your husband are leading by example and your children are a testimony to that example.

    Blessings to you, my friend.


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