When I was little my dad used to read to me from my favorite book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss; not only would he read it to me he would make the voices of each character. It is because of that I have a deep love of reading myself. When my children were younger Jennifer and I would read to them out of The Preschooler’s Bible as well as out of other books. We wanted to show them that the time we spent reading in God’s Word had value and was a value we wanted to pass along to them.
Even though our children are older Jennifer still reads to them out of the Bible. Because we home-school we have the opportunity to make God’s Word part of their curriculum. Not only does Jennifer read to them, we also encourage our children to read God’s Word for themselves. It’s fun for me to see my children opening their Bibles on their own and spending time with God.
In November I started a challenge I accepted from a friend. He challenged me to read through the Psalms and Proverbs every month for six months. Because of that challenge I am reading 5 Psalms and 1 Proverb each day (it’s a good thing I love reading so much). I’m not asking you to spend that much time reading God’s Word with the children in your life but I would like to challenge you to read at least one verse per day to them during the month of February (you can always do more if you want). I challenge you to not only read the verse but talk about some of the things God is teaching you through that verse or through your own personal Bible reading time. Ask the children in your lives to share how the verses you read impact their lives or how they see them in practice. Spend time reading God’s word with the children in your life, using different voices is optional.
If you would like some further resources, we have some verses you can look at on our website www.thehangar.org
Walking by your side,