One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word.
Memorize God's Word Together
One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word. Yet often as adults, we may find ourselves struggling to memorize verses. Maybe we find it difficult to remember the words, or life feels full, we get busy, and it doesn’t seem that important in our day. But God reminds us over and over in the Bible how crucial it is to know the His Truth and the freedom it brings to our lives.
Children are like sponges, soaking up truth and information, especially during their formative years. They want to know things, they have a lot of questions, they love to memorize, especially when we make it fun and an important part of our own lives.
1. God’s great love for us.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
2. Truth about sin.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
3. The greatest gift of God.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
4. Christ died for us.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
5. What salvation means.
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with you heart that you believe and justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
15. Reminder that His Words are true and bring freedom.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
16. We can be brave and courageous through Him.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
17. What Jesus says are the two greatest commandments.
“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at Twitter andWeb Site.