How do we take an active role in investing spiritually in our children? I am a big fan of a set aside time for family devotions, especially for families with young children. I am always on the lookout for resources that help parents present a simple, creative family devotion time.
Back to the Bible Ministries has a great resource called “God is…Family Devotional Cards” which is a valuable tool for family devotional times. They divide the cards into three main sections:
- My Relationship with God
- My Trust in God
- My Faith in God
They also provide ten cards which equip parents with tools to take an active role in their child’s spiritual development. Last night Hillary and I used one of the cards that focused on God as our shepherd. We read the beginning of Psalm 23 and had them draw what they heard. Then there were some application questions followed by prayer. It was a simple activity and our kids got the main point.
I would definitely recommend this resource to parents who want to spiritually invest in their children. The cards seem to be targeted for PreK through elementary school but could be adapted for teenagers.
For those who attend First Presbyterian and are interested in this resource, we will buy it for you! We want to provide you with all the tools and resources possible to equip you as a parent.