Resources for Parents – 1

At the Journey we want to help you take next steps in your relationship with Jesus and your families.  Over the next few posts I’ll let you in on a few things that will help you start those conversations at home with your kids about Jesus.  Yep, it’s not difficult and it doesn’t take a degree, you can do it at home in just a few minutes a day.

If you have a 2yr-Kindergartener you receive a take-home sheet every month.  It contains the monthly verse, the stories told each week and more.  Flip it over and you’ll see 4 sections: Bath Time, Bed Time, Drive Time and Play Time.  These are times where you can take time and invest in your kids’ lives.  What parent ever regrets spending meaningful time with their kids?

Why those 4 times?  My First Look got the idea from the Bible in Deuteronomy 6:

4 Attention, Israel!

God, our God! God the one and only!

5 Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!

6-9 Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night.

We don’t want to assume that you know how to start these conversations and that’s why these colorful sheets go home with you every month.

Don’t get overwhelmed, get frustrated and quit.  Is that what you encourage your kids to do?  Ask God to help you be a better parent and help you lead your kids.  Then pick one thing and do it consistently with your kids.  May I suggest putting the monthly sheet on your fridge and going through it?  Ask your (4K) kids to teach you the Bible Verse and motions.  Pray with your kids at night and ask them the main question and see if they can give you the monthly main point!

Take a Next Step.

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