Nurturing faith in the home
"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart" - Deuteronomy 6:6-7
In Deuteronomy 6:6-7, God commands us to teach His words diligently to our children, to speak of them at every opportunity, and to make them a natural part of our daily conversations. "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." This is because nurturing faith in the home is critical to the spiritual growth and development of our families.
In today's world, it's easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and neglect this important responsibility. We may be preoccupied with work, social media, or other distractions that consume our time and attention. But God wants us to prioritize our families and make time for nurturing their
When we prioritize nurturing faith in the home, we not only help our children grow spiritually, but we also grow closer to God ourselves. As we speak of His words and teachings, we are reminded of His goodness and faithfulness, and our own faith is strengthened.
So, let us make a commitment today to prioritize nurturing faith in our homes. Let us take time to read the Bible together, to pray together, and to talk about God's love and mercy. Let us create an environment where our families can thrive spiritually, and where we can all grow closer to God.
Pray with us
Dear Lord, we thank You for the gift of faith and the privilege to nurture it in our homes. Help us to create an atmosphere that reflects Your love and truth. Give us the wisdom and the strength to teach our children Your ways and to lead by example. May our homes be a place where faith thrives, and where we can grow in love and unity. We pray that our families will be rooted and grounded in You, and that we will never lose sight of Your goodness and faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen.