No matter where you are on your own spiritual journey, you can nurture the faith of your children, because faith is “caught” more than it is “taught” through the routines of your daily life. Reading the Bible opens us to the presence of God , and connects the generations with faith, hope and love in a world that speaks and operates on a different basis than the gospel of Jesus Christ. The first step in developing a rich family devotional life is to cultivate ways of listening to God. God’s primary way of speaking to us is through his Word. (The following “faith at home” ideas were developed by Pastors David W. Anderson and Dick Hardel of the Youth and Family Institute:www.youthandfamilyinstitute.org.)
As we dust off our bibles and put them to use in our daily lives, we hear God speaking to us and experience God working within and amongst us. Here are some suggestions to consider:
As we strive to fulfill our promise to put resources in parents’ hands to grow faith at home, we offer some ways to “take faith home” by extending what we’re hearing and learning at church, helping you to find ways to make these stories come alive with your children.
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