I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! I wanted to take a few minutes today and give you another example of how you can get your child(ren) involved in your Bible journaling! April Crosier (of @marineparents) gave us a wonderful example in her blog post, “#Kidsintheword“, a few months back.
After reading her entry, I felt really inspired to make more of an effort to have my children join along side me in my time with the Word. I set out to find an entry that would be both fun and easily understandable for their age (4 & 7) and found our reading in Ephesians 6:10-20. This reading is about putting on the full armor of God.
I then searched around Pinterest for a coloring page that would give my children a great visual about what we were reading. (Links: http://www.christianitycove.
We put on our belt of truth and spoke about not only telling the truth but knowing the truth of who God is. We put on our breastplate of righteousness and talked about how our feet must wear comfy shoes so we may always walk in the gospel of peace. We spent a good amount of time talking about the “flaming darts of the evil one”, who and what those “darts” might look like, and how we could always ask God to keep our shield of faith strong. We put on our helmet of salvation and I clarified how we are saved and when they are ready, how they can call on God and be saved.
I think Bub’s favorite part was talking about the sword of the Spirit, how we can use the Word of God to cut through the devil’s plans. I had them finish up the lesson with copying down Ephesians 6:11, even my 4 year old took some time copying down the 1st few words. I fashioned them together in a little booklet to keep in my bible as a keepsake from out lesson and then cut out the pieces of the suit they colored to make a collage on a transparency for my bible page.
This entry was not as “fancy” as most of my other entries, but it might just be one of my favorites. It was a time for my children and I to really get into the Word together and learn about God’s love for us. I encourage you to set aside a few pages in your Bible to have your child(ren) take part in with you. As parents, we are responsible for raising our children up in the Word and teaching them all about God’s love for us. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!
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