“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV)
If you are joining me here today from Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
Just last night I felt the weight of a busy life and the amount of time our family hears God’s word. Work schedules, volunteering and children’s commitments all jockey for positions in our family’s life. As a mom, some days I just feel like I’m missing it.
Yet, I also realize I am the one giving out the positions in our priority list and I must be intentional to make God’s word our priority.
Here are a list of my favorite ways to hear God’s word and share it with my kids! In the comments, I want to hear your’s too!
1) Christian music
Have you ever heard your child singing a song they learned when they were small? My kids often burst into a Veggie Tales song and they are 21, 18 and 15!
Music has the power to make messages “stick”. When those messages are God’s word, it makes a powerful impact. If you haven’t made the switch to filling up your car and home with words that build up your heart and mind, I challenge you to go for it! Give it a try for 21 days and after 21 days just see if you don’t see a difference in your life!
2) Online sermons
Nothing makes house cleaning or cooking dinner go faster like listening to God’s word being taught! There are so many great teachers available to us 24/7 by simply clicking on a link on the internet. Some of my favorites include Proverbs 31 Ministries (the ministry I am a part of) and Elevation Church (my home church).
3) Reading God’s word outloud
Each school morning, I do “Breakfast & the Bible” with my girls. While they fill up their bellies, I fill up their hearts. It’s really short, only 2 – 3 minutes, but over a year that’s 780 minutes!
4) Share with another person what you have read in your time with God.
The Bible tells us that our faith is built when we hear the testimony of another person so share what you are learning!