Seeking God as a Family

This blog is inspired by the most recent episode of What’s God Doing!

 

 

Proverbs 22:6 says

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

 

Growing up, my family always had morning and evening devotions together. My sister and I would listen to our parents read to us. We would pray together. We even memorized scripture together. I loved those moments, but I don’t think I fully appreciated them until I thought about it just now. I took those times for granted because that was just part of our daily routine. Yet those moments are when I learned about prayer and came to know many of the Bible stories by heart.

I used to go to a Bible program at my church where we would recite the verses that we had learned that week, then moved on to the next weeks verses to learn at home. I would memorize them with my mom; she would go over and over it with me until I had it. One day I remember talking to another kid in the program about memorizing verses.

You go over them every day, right?”  He replied that he didn’t really have much time at home to do that.  It was then I realized not everyone takes the time to make seeking God a priority.

Seeking God together was very important in our family. It shaped my life more than I knew; I learned so much about God and the Bible because we simply took the time.

I want to encourage you to set aside the time to seek God together, whether it’s with your family or others around you; I can assure you it is worth every minute.  And who knows, I think all you parents out there might even learn things from your kids!

 

In fact, watch the video above to learn a few things from the Granger kids!

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  1. EJ. Thanks for sharing your story too, I love to read your blogs. The stats reveal that most of us come to faith as a child. The home is the place that God intended to care for the next generation and to expand His kingdom. Often we discuss about evangelism and reaching the lost but we don’t consider how many we might be losing that are right with us. I believe that more than counting how many we “led to Christ” we might want to consider counting “how many close to us left the faith.”

  2. I loved the blog EJ! Beautiful!
    I also loved the video with your kids Paul! Especially how you roll with craziness and don’t expect perfection from them. You give them space and time to express themselves. This really demonstrates how to allow kids to express themselves in their relationship with God. Love this!

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