At first, it may be hard for a child to understand the importance of God and the Bible, but easing them in can ensure a lifetime of good faith. In fact, incorporating the Bible into your child’s life can be a fulfilling experience once you take the right steps.
Here are some ways to incorporate the Bible into your child’s life and ultimately educate them on the importance of good Christian values.
Set a Prayer Schedule for Your Child
Incorporating the Bible into your child’s life can start by simply incorporating a prayer schedule throughout the day for them. Having your child pray in the morning to express their gratitude for seeing another sunrise is a great way to mentally prepare them for the day’s challenges.
As the Bible’s length can be intimidating, especially for a young reader, you can look for the Bible on audiobook to guide your child through morning prayer. Eventually, as they grow older, then you can start segueing by giving your child the Bible and advising them on important passages.
You can further have them pray at night before bed as well. It’s a great way for your child to express their devotion to God and reflect on their day. It also helps in adding perspective to your child’s life.
Sing Hymns as a Family
Incorporating the Bible is not only a solitary activity. Another way to incorporate the Bible into your child’s life is by singing hymns as a family! It’s a fantastic way to not only teach your child about the stories of God but also bring your family closer in religious harmony.
There’s also an educational aspect to singing hymns — as hymns are also generally rooted in the words of the Scriptures. Furthermore, singing hymns inundates your child with Biblical truths in a fun and unique manner.
Some of the most popular hymns that your family and your child can sing along to include “Abide with Me,” which serves as a prayer to God through life’s trials and tribulations and also references 1 Corinthians 15:55; and the iconic “Amazing Grace.”
Incorporate Proverbs into Their Lives
Proverbs, generally speaking, are short-form quotes that often carry a deeper and more intrinsic meaning. Having your children memorize proverbs can help guide them mentally and spiritually throughout life. In times of challenge and hardship, nothing comes more in handy than a salient proverb that helps keep one humble and grounded in reality.
The Book of Proverbs holds a great wealth of wisdom and knowledge for your child, as it is one of the most important readings for Christian values. In fact, Proverbs can even be incorporated through your child’s classes at school — which will provide an added social element in instilling Proverb values in your child.
Talking About God
Lastly, talking about God with your child can help in incorporating the Bible into their lives. As a young child, the concept and idea of God may be confusing. You can help defuse some of that confusion by reading Bible verses and teaching your child about your own personal history with God growing up.
It’s a multifaceted and fulfilling experience, as it works to educate them in Christian values while also strengthening the bond between parent and child. Let your child know that not only is God real, but He is also inside all of us and it is His strength that carries us through our day.
You can wrap this experience by teaching your child to thank God — because, at the end of the day, it is He who is responsible for bringing us life and light each and every single day.