Parenting by Design - September 17

Talking Excitedly about God

Acts 4:20:  "… for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard" (NASU).

Are you excited about God?  Do you talk about the amazing things He has done in your life in the morning, over dinner, and when your kids go to bed?  That's the attitude the early believers had, and it was the impetus for spreading the Word in the earliest days. 

Kids are attracted to great stories, and they want to be a part of something dynamic that stirs their blood.  We do our kids a big favor when we make being a follower of Jesus something that is exciting and rewarding, rather than a tedious effort to follow a bunch of rules.  Recognize God's movement in your life and tell your kids about it.  Make Christianity exhilarating.

When the God of heaven and earth touches your life, it is exciting!  Share those stories with your kids.