Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teaching Kids To Love Jesus

"Place these words on your hearts.  Get them deep inside you.  Teach them to 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
until you fall into bed at night"
- Deuteronomy 11:18 - 19 {The Message}.

~ Brooke & Alexa ~
"Teach all the time:
Young children live in the moment. Help them to learn in the moment by making ...

Teach at a special time:
Try to set aside a special time to read about God. Prepare for ...

Questions and answers:
Listen to your children’s questions, and give quality time to ...

Teach through your life:
You are a living example (or visual aid) of someone who loves God. Set a faithful example of ...

Be prayerful:
Like adults, children need God’s help to grow in Christ and they can learn to ...

 ~ Lydia, Andrew, Melanie, Katie ~
Be simple:
Young children are not abstract thinkers so be literal and ...

Be specific:
Move from the specific (God loves Ben) to the general (God loves everyone). Use lots of familiar ...

Repeat and repeat again:
You might get tired of saying it, but ...

Be thankful:
Approach God with thankfulness. Model to your children how we ...

Be visual:
Young children learn through their eyes as well as their ..."
- Stephanie Carmichael
Check out all the details here.

Read Stephanie Carmichael and Jessica Green's book, GRUMPY DAY,
with your kids right now!

And here's their book, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Notice that the words from Deuteronomy begin with US - as parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, role models.  Our faith in Christ must be active and real, deep and passionate before we can teach and model anything that's spiritually vibrant for the little ones in our lives.

Let's tend to our own souls so that we'll have something of eternal value to pass on to the next generations.

Pray, grandparents, pray!
Linda

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this reminder, Linda: "Our faith in Christ must be active and real, deep and passionate before we can teach and model anything that's spiritually vibrant . . . Let's tend to our own souls so that we'll have something of eternal value to pass on . . . " Amen.

    Sound advice for any relationship, I think, whether the generation be future, current, or past. How else can we expect to outreach, without first being in-reached?

    Glad to have happened on this post today. God bless you and those sweet grandkids (and their parents!) . . .

    Grateful

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    1. Thanks for roaming through the archives, dear reader, scooping up bits and pieces that have long been forgotten!

      Linda

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l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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