Brothers and Sisters, Thought you might enjoy a funny! My husband has been leading our family in devotions for about five months now. This is a first for our family and its so great to see how our kids love hearing the Word taught by their dad!
Last night before going to sleep our 8 year old told me he had a question about "Dad's Sermon". I couldn't figure out what he was talking about, and then it dawned on me he was talking about what my husband had taught in devotions that night. I got a good chuckle out of that!
It's still amazing to me how much it affects my perspective on things since I began leading our family in devotions a few years ago. A dad becomes much more aware of his own example to his children when he's actively involved in their religious instruction daily. He also realizes then, more than before, his own need for consistent Bible study to be able to understand what he's sharing and answer questions. Our devotion time blesses me at least as much as it does the children if not more.
How wonderful that your son is asking questions about Dad's "sermon". Obviously he's really listening.
Post by Brother Ben on Dec 20, 2011 10:29:30 GMT -5
What I really enjoy is when my wife and children become stimulated by the topic and we breakout into a interactive discussion. It really brings out things I did not cover, but are stirring in their minds.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther
I know what you mean, Bro. Ben. Many times our devotion has led into questions that prompted me to get out the Bible dictionary and the Nave's Topical Bible to dig for accurate answers. I learned a long time ago that when asked a question it's perfectly OK for me to answer "I don't know" as long as it's followed by "let's find out together". What a blessing to study and learn as a family!
Post by headcovering on Feb 12, 2012 17:06:07 GMT -5
It was pretty funny, momma! Well, praise God he was listening and had a question! That means he is learing! Remember, he is going to be a pastor on Sunday and a plumber Mon.-Sat. ! He is the best brother ever! Jordyn (10)