Before you start reading I apologize for writing the word *s-ck* in this blog. I obviously thought it meant something completly different that what actually means and didn´t know about it until my niece made it sound like it wasn´t the best word to use. I asked my husband and he told me that word is a no-no.... I am so embarrassed and feel so bad about it.... didn´t mean to offend anyone. In my defence (not that I think I deserve one) remember I am from Spain and sometimes I get some words wrong.... I am so embarrassed...... Now, if you forgive me, you can go on reading.
Of course the first thing she talks about is sharing and teaching God´s Word to our kids.
I remember one time when we were on deputation. Our kids where little, Kayla was maybe 2 ½ and Nicole was just 1 (I don´t think she was just yet), of course Noelia wasn´t even thought yet. It was one of our first meetings, and it was a Missions Conference. We were to stay with a family over those few days at their home. They were young like us and they had a little girl Kayla´s age, and a little boy a couple months older than Nicole, she was pregnant with their third. We had so much fun!
Our second night there, we were sitting in the living room after the church service and the father started asking the little girl Bible verses. I was speechless (yeah, I know, hard to believe). She knew more verses than me (I know the verses but can´t put lots of them together with reference…. Yeah I know….) with the references. She knew all the roman road and lots of other misc. It was amazing.
It was then that I realized that it is never too early to teach our children the Bible. They may forget it with the time, but you are planting seeds in their heart. The world is going to try to tattoo their philosophy in our kid´s heart, so we MUST tattoo the Word of God so they can fight against it... it is never too early.
As soon as we got home we decided we would work on a different Bible verse every week, and we would review the past ones every day. After a few months Kayla new lots of Bible verses. We never did much with Nicole because she was just a baby and didn´t even know how to talk. One day, to our surprise, she started telling us all the Bible verses at the same time that Kayla was!!!
Somehow we left that good tradition out and we haven´t been as faithful on that as we used to be. Sad but true. It sadden me to realize that they have forgotten all those verses they once knew, and I know it is my fault because I didn´t stay at it.
This book has reminded me about it and I have taken the decision to get those good traditions back. One verse a week, and hey, it will help me too!!!
I don´t want this post to be too long so I will share some more a different time. Have a good Thursday!