The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down schools and kept our children at home. Schools are doing their best to encourage learning and academic growth through online classes and apps.
What about our children’s spiritual growth? How can we encourage them to keep trusting God and grow stronger in faith?
This shutdown has given us a unique opportunity to spend more quality time with our kids. Our children are watching how we react to the uncertainty and how we put our biblical values in action. We have the chance to consciously invest in the spiritual lives of the little ones God has entrusted to our care.
When our children’s faith is anchored in Christ, they are equipped to deal with any difficulties or challenges that come their way.
As I prayed and pondered over my response to this shutdown, I brainstormed ways in which my husband and I could build up our son’s faith in practical and simple ways.
I came up with a list of six activities that we can do to nurture the faith of our children. These ideas are easy to implement and require little to no preparation. Choose one or two, or as many as you like, depending on the age of your kids.
As we have implemented some of these ideas, we have seen our eight-year-old son’s love for God grow, his prayers change, and his knowledge of the Bible increase.
I hope your family too will find this list useful in helping your children develop their faith in God.
This wallpaper is based on Philippians 3:20, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
I created this resource to help you remember your unique identity as a citizen of heaven, sojourning on earth.
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