If you want to grow in your faith and understand who Jesus really is, Devotions for Real Life can help.
Devotions for Real Life
Each short daily devotion from bestselling author Melody Carlson helps you read Jesus's words for yourself. Then Melody unpacks and applies his words to all of your life--school, family, relationships, and more. Devotions for Real Life gives you words you can depend on through all the ups and downs and runarounds of your world. As children learn to read, it is beneficial to have them actively involved in serving the family by reading from the Word, reading from the prayer request list, etc.
One thing we did that worked well: we had a notebook in which we listed prayer requests in blue, and answers in red. It was thrilling to rifle through the pages and see all of the red ink. It made a visible statement that God answers prayer.
Also, keeping the family schedule simple is helpful. It stands to reason that we honor the authority and primacy of the Word by being sure there is time for THAT, and not filling the time with things of lesser value. You may find that time at the breakfast table is most conducive, particularly if you follow a homeschooling routine.
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How did your formal discipleship time shape your faith conversations with your daughters? We sought to seize opportunities throughout the day, throughout the years, to talk about the Lord. We endeavored to model prayer as the first response when faced with any problem or concern.
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Questions are a very helpful tool for spiritual conversation. You can ask your child about what some passage is saying helping them learn to think themselves about passages of Scripture along with being told what they mean , or how this passage applies to some area of their lives. Engaging them through questions teaches them to think and apply, and gives the parent an opportunity to explain more than they might have been able to without this interaction.
It turns out those wise enough to write books like Big Truths do not have children who are more willing to be taught. All children are born with the same desperate need for rescue. But what exactly is worship?
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Some define it as a song; others describe it as a lifestyle. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. But I think for many of us, reading the Bible can be a challenge.
enter How do I find the time? What do I read?
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