5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Daily reading of scriptures, listening to hymns and bible songs, enjoying God's creation, talking about Christ, and praying together are all things I love to do with my children AND MUST do. Above all else this is what Christ has called me to do as a mother. Washing, cooking, cleaning, clothing, nursing, driving, planning, homeschooling, and the list goes on are all honorable things YET nothing is comparable to making Christ great in my home. I praise God for opening my eyes to this truth.
One of my favorite resources for biblical learning is the ministry of John Piper at www.DesiringGod.org! I am blessed each day by the website, blog, and sermons. Did you know that they also have a resource for children? "Children Desiring God: God-Centered Resources for the Next Generation." Below is their Mission and Vision.
"Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things so that the next generation may know and cherish Jesus Christ as the only One who saves and satisfies the desires of the heart.
We want millions in every generation to set their hope in God. To that end, we aim to fuel spiritual desire by producing God-centered, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting resources and by equipping parents and churches working in partnership to instruct the mind, engage the heart, and nurture the faith of the next generations." (Above statement taken directly from www.childrendesiringGod.org).
I recently came across this resource while looking for a solid biblical study/lessons to add to our "making much of Christ" in our home. I am very excited to share that I was given the REVISED Curriculum "Jesus, What a Savior!" to review. We are currently working through this curriculum in our home and I will be sharing the review with you soon!
Today, while on their site I stumbled upon a Mother's Day special: FREE e-book titled, "Mothers: Disciplers of the Next Generations." ("Mothering is a great work; a God-given opportunity to influence the next generations to put their trust in God. This booklet will challenge you to look on your mothering with a biblical perspective, to seize the opportunities God gives you each day to encourage faith in you children, and to rely on Him as your Sin-bearer and Enabler to do the great work He has called you to do." Description taken directly from www.childrendesiringGod.org).
I downloaded this free resource today and I am looking forward to reading through it as I prepare for Mother's Day! I hope this will be an encouragement to you!
Happy Mother's Day!
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