Is God a part of your everyday conversation with your kids? 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 God’s 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.
Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night. Inscribe them on the doorposts and gates of your cities so that you’ll live a long time, and your children with you, on the soil that God promised to give your ancestors for as long as there is a sky over the Earth. Deuteronomy 11:18-21
Demonstrate your love for God by talking with your kids about His influence in your life.
Exerts taken from the Parenting by Design Devotional on YouVersion