Monday, May 16, 2016

Importance of Family Devotions and Tips You'll Need ( and a Giveaway)

Deuteronomy 6: 5-9

"And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates "


Raising a family with small children, with teenagers can be hard. Everyday has it's own challenges and blessings. Often times , when life gets busy and hard we tend to focus on the hardship. Soaking up into scriptures and leaning unto His word is very important in each family dynamic. Family devotional is such a great way to lean into His word.  Why is family devotionals important?



1. It helps us to be more active in our walk with the Lord.
2. We teach and lead by example. Our children will probably not remember all the things we preach to them but  we can start at an early age, showing them that their parents seek the Lord's scriptures. Showing our children the ways of God , the love of God, His Mercy and never ending grace.
3.Re connection. Whatever time you choose, family devotionals make every family reconnect.No smart phones, no distractions..just good 'ole family time.
4. If you choose to do a scripture memory verse, that verse will later on serve your children. Bible verse is what I call, heart and soul instructions. Whatever need arises, that Bible verse that is written in their hearts will serve them well. In times of difficulties for example, we can  trust Him with all of our heart (Proverbs 3:5-6)
5.  Think of family devotional as a charger. Whatever negativity that had crept into our daily lives, devotionals as a family serves as our "re-fueling", "re-charging" tool for whatever the next day may bring. Whatever happy moments, blessings we have received, family devotionals are a great way to praise the Lord and give Him thanks.
6. Family devotional is a way to equip our children to continue the good fight by doing so brings glory to God.
7.  Family  devotional  helps your family grow together in knowledge and application of God's word.
8. That desire to always seek God will always be lit.
9. A bonded relationship with your family founded by the Word of God.
10 There is nothing like a Christ-centered family


Tips You'll Need for a family devotional time:

1. Find the perfect time for your family. It can be early in the morning before everybody's day starts or before bedtime.
2. Get rid of distraction. Needless to say, unplug.
3. Have a designated place and make it a relaxing atmosphere. Couch or bed, as long as everybody is comfortable. Light a scented candle.
4. Don't confine yourselves to just sitting down. We all know that kiddos can not sit still. Sing to the Lord and praise Him through worship.
5. Start and end  the devotional with a prayer.
6. Choose an age appropriate devotional. Choose one that suits your family. We especially love this ESV Family Devotional by Crossway.


This full-color Bible features the complete ESV text interspersed with engaging illustrations and gospel-centered readings based on key Bible stories.


Each reading also includes discussion questions and a key verse, helping your family develop the habit of reading the Bible and applying its truth to all of life.


Features that I love:

130  gospel-centered retellings of key Bible stories with full color illustrations

Reflection questions for the whole family to discuss together.

Full-color , kid friendly maps.

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