When I was 23, I carried a one-year-old on one hip and an infant in the opposite arm. Those were exciting times filled with lots of adventure and very little sleep. If you’re that 23-year-old right now, God bless your weary soul!
Back then there was no such thing as “free time.” To pick up a Bible and sit down to read without interruption was a rare thing—almost unheard of. The blessings of memorized scripture was a godsend. The nursery workers at church were angels. But that’s a whole other post!
These things, the memorized Scripture and hymn lyrics, are anchors for my soul. I am grateful to have them as reminders of God’s goodness and faithfulness.
If you have young children, I encourage you to make the memorization of Scripture and singing of classic hymns a part of their story. Be intentional about this. Make a plan. Carry it out. Someday they too will be adults, busy about life. Those truths, locked away in their minds, may be what helps them navigate difficult situations. It may be what brings a prodigal home. It may be the comfort they need when you go home. It may be they teach them to their children.
In our home we have framed passages of Scripture hanging on the walls and a favorite hymns playlist playing on Spotify. These things are important to us. They helped us lock away snippets of Scripture and lyrics of hymns in the minds and hearts of our children. They help create a peaceful home.
Gospel ABCs Alphabet
Each letter has a Scripture verse that contains a word that begins with that letter. This has been an awesome way to teach the Gospel to my kids. Since there are 26 letters, you can teach a verse each week in 6 months! Or just do one every other week and cover them all through a whole year! Can you imagine if your kiddos learned 26 verses about their need for salvation and how Jesus came to make it available!?! Faith comes by hearing...and hearing by the Word of God!" --Stephanie Coffey
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How will you be intentional about this today? What’s your plan? How will you carry it out so that you too can write God’s goodness and faithfulness in their minds and on their hearts?
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