Raising children with religion is the agenda for many loving parents. Be upfront and honest when teaching your children about religious faith, and urge them to replicate the positive aspects of your own life.
Be open and honest about the negative aspects of your life, and teach your children how to seek and receive forgiveness. Your children require the spiritual gifts of prayer, study, family, and service to the Lord. Each one will be a tremendous spiritual blessing to your children and will strengthen them for the rest of their lives. Below are a few simple guidelines.
Invest In Christian Literature For Children
The Bible is active and influential as the most iconic of all Christian books out there. Many children’s bibles and bible stories are available for your youngsters to understand. Finally, you’ll want to instill in your children a passion for and reliance on Scripture. After all, there will come a day when you will no longer be available to your child. On the other hand, God’s Word lasts forever and is an endless source of wisdom, hope, and insight for your child today, tomorrow, and forever.
Create A Religious Daily Routine
Consider a daily religious routine to support each of the following gifts in your life; a prayer life, a study life, a spiritual family life, and a service life. Make a plan to include these in your family’s activities. That said, you set the tone for your child in all of these areas of duty. The good news is that your child’s life has meaning and purpose in God’s kingdom and must be embraced by your child. Set time for you and your kids to pray and give thanks. You can do this in the morning before school, at the dinner table, or before bedtime.
Join Your Local Church
Taking your children to church is a good idea. Allow your children to be educated by spiritual people and to participate in communal worship. Encourage your children by reassuring them that they are not alone in their beliefs. Your children require the spiritual gift of a life dedicated to God’s service.
You might have a child who is enthusiastic and curious about hearing God’s voice and pursuing His will. Parents of a curious and eager child will need to learn how to welcome their child’s spiritual connection and assist them in developing discerning abilities through biblical knowledge and understanding. Be patient, and remind yourself that God’s Word will never be contradicted. Always be prepared for any question, good or bad. If your child believes the Holy Spirit is leading, encourage them to seek the Bible for a scriptural foundation that supports God’s perspective.
Take note of your children’s developmental stages as they grow older and alter your spiritual training accordingly. We all hope that each of our children will grow up to be an unapologetic and dedicated follower of Jesus Christ who believes the Bible to be accurate, lives by its values, finds ways to make a notable difference in the world, and seeks to grow in their relationship with God.