My family and I have been in Houston visiting relatives the last couple of weeks while working online. We have had much fun here and trust me when I say that we have been eating lots of good food, including smoked brisket. Fabi’s brother in law told me, “You can say what you want about me when you leave, but you can’t say you haven’t been eating well.” So true!
Being at someone else’s house means we have to adjust our daily routines to fit theirs. One of these routines is our time of daily devotion. We have family worship in the mornings after breakfast back home in California. But mornings are busy here, so we had to change our family worship time to right before bedtime. We have named it—Bible Time.
We gather together in the beds in the coziness of our blankets every night. Then I take out my Bible and read a passage for the kids. We are reading through Matthew at the moment. We talk about our observations from the text, its meaning, and consider how it applies to our lives. I sometimes have the kids act out the story to engage them (they love it).
After our time of Bible reading, we sing a song together. Each child takes turns to start the song before everyone joins in. Finally, we pray together. We have made it a habit to pray through the evening Bible passage. It helps direct our prayers and teaches our kids to pray according to God’s Word and will.
We have added an extra element to our devotions in the night. When we are all done, everyone finds their beds, crawl under their blankets, and turn off the light. Then I turn on a Christian audio-book, and we listen to it for about 10 minutes. We are currently listening to Heaven (for kids) by Randy Alcorn. It’s very engaging, and the author does a good job answering many questions about Heaven.
Pray For Our Children’s Salvation
Although the kids often suffer from ants in their pants, we always have a sweet time together. It’s a joy to grow in our understanding of God’s Word and love for Him. We pray the Lord will touch the hearts and minds of our beautiful children and save their souls! Please join us praying for them!
I’d love to hear from you. Please comment below and let me know what your daily time of Family Worship looks like, and how I can be praying for you and your family.