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The topic for this month: Sharing your faith with your children.
In our home we love Jesus. We believe that He is the son of God, He lived a holy and sinless life, and was the atonement for our sins. We believe in salvation by faith. We believe that being a christian doesn’t make you immune to sin and that God’s Grace and love for his children is abundant. God doesn’t call people to a life of perfection. He calls them to trust, believe, proclaim and depend on a perfect Savior.
More than anything in this world I want my children to know a few things.
1. No matter how much we, (or others) say we love you, God loves you more.
2. Christians mess up. We will never be perfect on this earth. But Gods grace is extravagant.
3. God is good, ALWAYS. He is incapable of being anything but good.
4. The Bible does not promise that being a Christian is easy, actually the opposite is true.
5. Everything pales in comparison to Christ.
I pray that they would come to know and love Jesus.
There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t think about that.
Here are some ways we share our faith with our children in our home.
1. We go to church. Going to church does not make you a Christian, but we believe Christians should actively be involved in a body of believers.
2. We pray together.
3. We study the Bible together.
4. We repent to our children when we have wronged them. Few things are more humbling than confessing sin and repenting to a 4 year old. But it is always so good for both of us.
5. We give them opportunities to grow. In our home those look like Awana, VBS, or our Christian home school co-op.
6. We worship together. I love listening to praise music with my girls.
8. We talk about disobedience and call it what it is, sin.
The Bible says:
Train a child the way they should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
The Bible tells us to train our children.
We believe this is a call to action. It is not a suggestion of something we can do when it works out for us. Training is hard and it must be consistent.
The Bible also says:
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants no he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
I Corinthians 3:6-7
God makes the seeds grow, not us.
Right now our job is to plant as many seeds in their hearts as we possibly can. We plant, trust, hope and pray that God will make the seeds grow.
As much as we want to, we are incapable of being everything our girls needs.
But we know a God who is more than enough.
How do you share your faith with your children?