Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Importance of Daily Devotions with Children

Do you have daily devotions with your kids?

I do.

We miss some days. Especially during summer break. But, for the most part, the kids and I spend time most days reading the Bible, memorizing verses, praying and singing.

It is so very important-for many reasons.

I grew up doing family devotions. Every morning, at 5:15, my dad would holler "good morning!" up our stairs. He would call each of us kids by name. We were expected to jump out of bed immediately, get hugged, get dressed, get chores started and be ready for family devotions at 5:45.

We would read a chapter from Proverbs. We memorized chapters and chapters from the Bible. Psalms, chapters from Romans, John and Matthew. And even the entire book of Revelation.

It was quite the production. Quite the discipline.

I didn't particularly enjoy it growing up, but I am so thankful now for that foundation in my life.

Today, if you head over to Womanhood with Purpose, you can read the how's and what's and why's of my daily devotion time with my kids.