Small Things To Do That Will Make A BIG Impact On Your Child

If you are a parent of small children like myself,  you may have questions on how to bring your children along in the things of God.  It is never to early to start teaching and sharing in the experiences of our Father in Heaven.  He loves to give good gifts to His children!  A simple way to start is to read one bible verse a day with your family.  Weekly I will be posting different verses that will help in your week.  Yesterday the kids learned about Daniel and his friends.  They were taken from their home in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon to train for three years and serve the King.  Daniel and his friends chose not to defile themselves by eating the King’s food.  (It is said that the food and wine may have been offerered to idols)  Because Daniel and his friends chose to follow God, God honored that choice and made them wise, healthy and strong! 

As parents, when our children see us make choices to follow and love God, we are preparing them to do the same.  Your children are imitators of you! 

Prayer for parents:  Dear Lord, allow us as parents to follow and love you so that when we step out of the way our children will be right behind you and follow in your way.  Open up our eyes to see you and our ears to hear you God.  We love you and we want to be servants of only you.  In Jesus Name, Amen. 

Through the Week…
Monday: Read Psalm 40:3.  “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” 

 What has God done in our family that we could tell others about to help them trust God?

Tuesday:  Read Psalm 56:3.  “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”

When are you afraid?  How can you trust God in that situation?

Wednesday: Read Romans 8:28.  “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”

When has God worked out a situation in your life for good? How can that help you trust God more in the future?

Thursday: Read 1 Peter 5:7. “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

What worries can you give to God right now?

Friday: Read Psalm 46:10. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Why is it so important to be still before God? How can we help each other do that?

Saturday: Read Psalm 23.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

When is it hard to trust God’s plans? How can this passage encourage our family to trust God?

I hope this has given you a place to start with your children!  I would love to hear of some other ways you have made your faith a daily practice with your children.  Be blessed in your week!

 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.  -James 1:17-18

post created Monday July 14 by Erin Esser-Nusery Director, Children’s Ministry Assistant


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One Response to “Small Things To Do That Will Make A BIG Impact On Your Child”

  1. foreverlonging Says:

    Thank you so much for this post! When I was younger we used to read the Bible after every meal, but we always read a whole chapter. As a small child I hated it because I couldn’t understand all of it. (We read King James which didn’t help a whole lot.) I have often felt as though a piece was missing at the dinner table but didn’t want my child to have the same problem I had. Your suggestion of just a verse or two makes perfect sense!

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