Monday, June 18, 2012
I recently happened upon (I think God intended for me to have this book) a book about home schooling. However, I wanted to share a little from the book that applies to anyone with children. The book is titled "What Your Child Needs to Know When". I thought it was a book that just had checklists of what your child needed to know at each grade level. It's much more than that. Following is an excerpt that I wanted to share with you.
Today's Christians have it backwards. The primary sphere of religious activity should be in the home, not the church. The dinner table was a place to gather-not just for food (Deuteronomy 8:3)-but also to study God's Word, pray, praise, and worship. The home was more important than the synagogue. The center of all training-religious, education, and family-was the home.
Awhile back, a friend had told me that her church was focusing on teaching families how to teach their children about God at home. Basically, her church is following what the author was saying above. The center of your family's faith in God should come from your home.
While this is not a new idea, it is something that we must be intentional about. Pray! Ask God how to teach your children to walk with God. Don't just walk with God alone, walk together as a family!