Parenting by Design - June 26

Talking about God's Influence 

Deuteronomy 11:18-19:  "Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds…Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Is God a part of your everyday conversation?  Or, do spiritual topics feel forced and awkward?  What we truly value will be revealed in our time, our money and our words.  Is your passion for God as obvious as your passion for sports, good grades, or vacations?

When we share His wisdom moment by moment, carpool by carpool, breakfast by breakfast, the lessons of the Bible come alive.  Life provides countless opportunities to illustrate the truth of His word.  When we demonstrate that He is relevant and vital to our everyday lives, we encourage our children to write this truth on their hearts as well.

Demonstrate your love for God by talking with your kids about His influence in your life.