“Back to school, back to school!” is what we’ve heard so much these past couple of weeks!! Everyone is getting ready with new clothes, supplies and haircuts. We might even be making resolutions to stay on top of it all, make healthy lunches and turn off the electronics. We’re trying to set priorities and make the best choices for our families.
Well, mamas, are we also making plans to be in God’s Word with our children? We need to remember to nourish our own faith and most especially our children’s faith! Do you have a plan in place to make God your family’s number one priority? You can start right now with a prayer, “Father God, guide me in your ways. Lead me in teaching my family of your everlasting love for us all. Prepare my heart to share the message of salvation with each of my loved ones.”
Do you have a routine with your children at home for homework, chores, sports practices, etc.? Make a routine of studying the Bible and praying together. You can find great resources online for small devotionals that you can have with you, even in the car! Ask one of the older children to read to the others. Then you can talk about it together and pray before everyone leaves for the day.
Some encouragement from God’s Word for the school year, mamas: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” ~2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV 2011)
Wife (of 18 years), mother (of one beautiful teenage daughter) and preschool teacher for our church’s preschool ministry.