We share so many important things with our children. We have special holiday traditions, favorite recipes, and memorable vacations. Our priorities show through what we share with our family. Why not share your faith? I know that sounds a little scary to some, but I promise you that family devotions are an easy way to share your faith with your family.
What does the Bible say?
Deuteronomy 6:2 says that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
We can have family devotion time as a way to share the awesome respect for God with the next generations. Don’t just act out your faith, let’s talk about it, too!
2 Peter 3:17-18 says You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Our world is constantly trying to shake us. How better to keep our firm foundation (and our children’s firm foundation) in Jesus, than to grow through shared devotional time? It’s just one way, but it’s a good one.
John 15 (the whole chapter) has tons of good advice about abiding in God. Abide means live with God. He lives with you just like the rest of your family. He sees the good, bad, and the ugly. Let your family see God living and abiding with you. And you, with Him.
1 Corinthians 9:23 says I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
We share with our families. It’s what we do! If we are close enough to share the common cold, aren’t we close enough to share something positive? Hugs, love, gifts, and the Gospel. Share the good stuff. Share the important things! Share God’s love and His Word. Family devotions make it easy.
In future blog posts, I’ll talk more about family devotions – from the excuses to the struggles to the creative ways to make them work for your unique family. I also give a talk on this. If you would like me to come to your group or church, please contact me at Stephenie@faith-filled.com