Friday, October 24, 2008

Rejoice in the Lord Always

A few weeks ago, the thought came into my head during breakfast - I should start to teach Brady (my two and a half year old) Bible verses from the Bible. He is a sponge and learns very quickly, so I figured that now was a good times to start.

The verse that instantly came into my mind was,

"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!" Phil. 4:4

So, I began by telling Brady that we were going to learn scriptures from the Bible. Then, I said the verse and had him repeat it. We continued to say it every morning at breakfast and then at various times throughout the day. I really liked this verse because it is about being happy and joyful, and I also like the repetition. It was a great verse to start with - especially since I know a song that includes this verse, so we sang the verse together too.

What was really cool was when Brady said the verse yesterday, without any prompting from me. That verse is a part of him now. I think that it is so important for our kids to learn the Word of God - to encourage them, bring them peace, and to become more like Him. It is never too young or too late to begin learning Scriptures in the Bible. I know that I will also be learning and relearning Bible verses as I begin to sow these seeds into my children's lives.

So, my next task will be to find another verse for Brady to learn! This is fun for him and me too!

1 comment:

Hands-Free Heart said...

I used to sing this one whenever my babies were whiny and it seemed unrelated to normal stuff (hunger, diaper, sleepy, etc.) :)