If you are joining me here today from my devotion at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today, welcome!
Maybe you experience the same fears I do. Fears that my children will not truly know what God’s word says; that there will be a creak in the door for confusion to come in.
I’ve seen it before in my family. Something they have heard from a friend, words from a professor that “just makes sense” or a book they read in class triggers thoughts of doubt. I’ve been the parent who stares with a blank face as my child says, “I just don’t believe what you believe”.
But as my friend, Erin Bishop of The Whatever Girls says, “we need to teach God’s word to our children with intention and not hesitation”. We don’t have to be afraid to share God’s word with our kids, but just have to be faithful. Empowered by the Holy Spirit in us, we can pour into our kid’s lives the truth that is available to us through the Bible.
Doubt and insecurity don’t have to win.
One of the great things about being a mom is when I share things God is teaching me with my kids, it builds my faith too! Just hearing a verse come out of my mouth makes me feel stronger and reinforces God’s work in my life! The Bible says this is true…”Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
I want to encourage you. You don’t have to be a Bible scholar, just a mom who loves Jesus, to begin teaching your children what God says about them. There are so many tools to help you. Here is a free one!
You can sign up to receive free the 7 Day Faith Builder. Each day you will receive a devotion that you can read to your girl that will help to build her faith and empower her to live it out each day. These devotions are excerpts from my soon-to-be released book, “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year; 365 Days of Jesus’ Radical Love for You.” I want to share them with you before anyone else!
I’m also giving away a “Faith Builder” gift pack! In this bag you’ll find:
* A copy of my new book “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year”
* A copy of it’s companion “His Revolutionary Love; Jesus’ Radical Pursuit of You”
* a “sweatshirt” journal
* a “Jesus” t-shirt
To enter to win this “Faith Builder” gift pack for a young woman in your life, just click on comments below (or go to www.LynnCowell.com) and share one word of encouragement you can share with your girl or just say “I’m in!”
PS The winner of last week’s “Revolutionary Love” combo pack is Angie Hite who posted
August 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm. Shoot me an email at Lynn@LynnCowell.com, Angie, and I’ll get those out to you!