Thursday, June 16, 2011
Teach them to Your Children
"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Deuteronomy 6:9
This verse from Deuteronomy is what we are trying to live out with our children as we live life with them from day to day. We are trying to point them to Jesus as we sit and as we work and as we learn......... ALL THROUGH THE DAY and in every situation we are trying to model the ways of the Lord and share the truth of God's Word at every opportunity. The days seem to be flying by so fast, and one week rolls into another week before I know what has happened. Honestly I feel like I have very little time to teach them all I want to teach them. I am looking for teachable moments even if it is a few minutes here and there.
One way I am trying to disciple my children's hearts is by grabbing them one on one even for a short while and reading through great christian books with them. Books that inspire greatness and godly character. We also enjoy reading biographies of great men and women of God. We sometimes do that as part of our schooling and all together.
Our days are so filled with activity, but we are trying to intentionally find those teachable moments in our busy and chaotic days. Here are some pictures of some of the things we have been doing lately. You can see the little girls spinning in their dresses, and the little girls enjoying the letter of the week preschool activities. I am trying to be more intentional about giving my little girls the first part of the school day, so that they know Mama has noticed them and given them some focused time. You can also see a sweet picture of Annagrace and Gabriel looking at a book together on the couch. These pictures illustrate some of what you might see if you were a fly on our wall.