In mid-summer there is a point when the weeds can overtake a garden or flower border. Even in the spring, small weeds can be found. In colder months, weeds may occasionally sprout in house plants that were left outdoors in the warmer weather.
Weeds are mentioned quite a bit in the Bible. Our free, fun, flexible devotional today is all about weeds. If it’s summer, you might even get some help weeding the family garden as your kids learn something important from the Bible!
So let’s get started.
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Christian parents often feel overwhelmed. They are already expected to parent in ways that run counter to the culture in which they are raising their kids. They feel an urgency about teaching their children about God and helping them build strong spiritual foundations. Then they read a blog or hear a speaker talk about the importance of daily family devotionals.
Many of you are probably wondering, are family devotionals really necessary? After all, many of you are living a Christian life style and grew up in homes that never had a family devotional. With school and all of the activities your children have, there’s barely time to eat. Your kids fall in bed exhausted after doing homework way past a healthy bed time. How are you supposed to fit in a family devotional?
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Story time is a parent child bonding activity that has existed probably since Adam and Eve told their kids stories. It’s a great way to calm kids at the end of a hectic day so they can sleep. It creates fun childhood memories. It can even strengthen the bond between you and your kids.
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Often parents will tell me they don’t have family devotionals because they aren’t really sure what to do. They either feel like they don’t have enough Bible knowledge to do it “right” or that they aren’t creative enough to keep their kids engaged.
It’s important to remember your kids are starting with zero knowledge of God, Jesus or the Bible. No one is born knowing those things. When they are young, anything you teach them that you have learned is new important information to them. As they become older, they do start asking more questions. You don’t have to have all of the answers. Your minister, Bible class teachers, mature Christians and at times – even the internet -can help you find the answers.
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Did you take our quiz, Are You a Defensive Parent? How do you think you did? How many “Yes” answers did you have? Unfortunately, the number of “Yes” answers isn’t as important as to which questions you answered “Yes”.
Defensive parenting really has two parts to it. Both are equally critical to the ultimate results you may have in attempting to dedicate your kids to God. Your ultimate goal of course is for your kids to end up in Heaven. A more immediate goal is to have them become active, productive, faithful Christians. To accomplish both goals, you need to help your kids build strong faith foundations and reach their godly potential.
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