No parent is perfect. No matter how hard we try we have emergencies and lose track of our priorities. We can't guarantee a child will TRUST Christ. But we can give our home a Bible makeover and let the house itself bear witness to our children what we believe, hundreds even thousands of times a day. The instructions for the Bible Makeover come from God himself. See the second half of "The Great Commandment", the verses after the AND: 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. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.Deut 6:7-9
For day one of your homes Bible makeover visit www.bibleparent.com, click on crafts and then "Clock". Print the clock face and glue it in a large paper plate. Hang it on a wall. Let it be the reminder we all need. The sole intent of Deuteronomy six is to REMIND parents that their number one goal on this planet is to teach their children. Each of the techniques he gives is supernaturally powerful in helping children view God as head of the family.
Day two is even easier and faster. Purchase a Scripture calendar with flip over pages. Put one by each child's bed. "when you lie down, and when you rise" It will be, as God commands, the first thing they see in the morning and the last thing at night. If you do not have a Bible gift shop near your home go to www.bibleparent.com, click on crafts and download a free "Scripture Flipper" .
Day three is to sit down and color with your children. It will help both you and them SLOW DOWN and focus on God's word. "talk of them when you sit in your house". Cut out and placed in a window they show that God's light enters the home through his word. Placed by a door knob at child's height they remind us that his word is given to open the door to him. We also have cupboard verses, mirror verses and VERY SPECIAL COLORING PROJECTS FOR HOLIDAYS.
Day Four: "Pocket Scriptures". Having a Bible verse in their pocket gives children the feeling that God is with them. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand Try putting a small bowl of verses by the front door for them to tuck a verse in their pocket each time they leave the house. When their friends head home offer them "ONE FOR THE ROAD". "Study and Pray, Trust and Obey, A verse a Day. There's no other way." Go to www.bibleparent.com and print a page of Scripture strips. Snipping off the verses takes less than ten seconds.
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