Sunday, March 20, 2011
Toddlers CAN Learn Verses
Recently I have felt God put on my heart to start consistently teaching my children about his word. I know they are learning in their little classes at church a few times a month, but what use is that if I am not backing it up and living it out at home (where they spend 95% of their lives right now). I am reading a wonderful book right now, the Ministry of Motherhood (http://www.wholeheart.org/the-ministry-of-motherhood/) I recommend every mother read it, very challenging and inspiring. It encourages us to look at our role of being a mom as a full-time ministry, one that we are called to do, to serve our family, as unto the Lord (Col 3:23). The latest chapter I read was on teaching our children the truths of God's word. One way I purposed to this in our family is by having Drew (who has an incredible memory) start memorizing verses and helping him to understand what they mean. I am sharing this with you, so that you can check in on me and make sure I am working with him, and hopefully inspire other to do the same with their young kids.
I was watching a home video of my niece, she was 2 years old, and cute as can be, she started reciting her first verse, AT TWO!!!! Way to go Heidi (my guest blogger on maple syrup)!! So I know it can be done, and why not start as early as they can talk, teaching them the truths of God?!
His first verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice Always! (Simple, and teaches a great principle) I have been wanting to learn more scripture myself, now him and I can do it together. I am looking forward to seeing God work in His little life & mine :)