Wow, my first post for my new blog! I am really excited about what God has in store for this blog! My hope is to be able to let God fully and totally use me in any way He chooses.
I have been putting this blog off for a little while now. I kept thinking about it and really feeling like God was nudging me to get this up and started. I was putting it off, but I finally just gave in. It is so much easier to obey God when He asks us, instead of procrastinating!
This blog will be dedicated to guiding and helping our children learn and grow in God's word. God's word is so powerful. It has all the answers we need. One of my favorite verses is Psalms 119:9- Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. What a powerful verse! When I hear this verse, I don't think of only the sinner who needs cleansing. I also think of the Christians who struggle with certain things in life. If you read and obey the Bible, then you will have no problem "cleansing your ways." That is the problem with a lot of Christians today. They read the Bible but they don't really heed it's information. I feel like if we can really teach our children while they are young, they will be willing and ready to obey God's word.
Some people may say that in today's society it is not possible to live by the Bible. I beg to differ. I believe in today's society we need the Bibles standards more than ever. We, as Christians, can make a big impact on the world if we live the Bible daily. Not just read it, but really live it.
I will be creating weekly Bible devotion packets. They are totally FREE! Each packet will be free for you to print off for daily devotions with your preschoolers, Sunday School curriculum, VBS aids, preschool activities and any other idea's y'all come up with!
Each themed packet contains :
Memory verse for the week- Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:11
Weekly and occasionally daily songs- I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Psalms 27:6b
Daily Bible verses to read- All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Daily activities and/or crafts to reinforce the lesson- And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. Deuteronomy 6:9
I recommend getting a 3-ring binder for each child (or if you are blessed with many children, share!). I will include cover pages with each packet. You can organize the binder however you like. I will put up some pictures at a later date of our binder.
The memory cards will be printed up where you have the option of cutting them out and laminating them. I will, once again, post pictures in a later post of storage options for memory verses.
These daily lessons will be set up to take between 5-30 minutes. You may think, "Thirty minutes? I don't have the time for that!" I believe that daily devotions with our children are the MOST important thing that a parent can do. I dare say that it is even more important than preschool. If we lay up our treasures in heaven, then we, and our children, will be rewarded some day.
I pray that you will find help, hope and strength at this blog on your parenting journey. I welcome any questions you may have. I am not an expert by any means, but I will do my best to answer questions to the best of my ability.
~But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16~
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