Yesterday we had our book discussion and prayer time. Our context for discussion was Psalm 78 (of course), and the problem we were noticing was that we weren’t telling our young children the praises of God, his wonderful power and mighty works as much as we ought.
We thought of two reasons. The first is most convicting: if we aren’t walking in the spirit, we’re going to have a hard time parenting right. It was this thought that gave me a wry chuckle last night. I told Lee, I don’t need wisdom right now; I need God’s grace to help me do right the things I know to do already.Â
The second reason we’re not telling our children the praises of God is that we haven’t thought ahead of time how we’re going to do it. When you’re sleep deprived and distracted from very young children, thinking ahead is a very good thing to do. For me I think it is necessary!Â So we decided we were going to get some verses written down on cards and read them at breakfast and take that time to thank God for some attribute– faithfulness, holiness, goodness, and so on. We’re compiling verses right now. Do you have any that you would like to share? Remember, we’ve got small children, so simple sentence structure is best. I think we’ll start with Psalm 100.
Now I must go. Lee’s home and we’re going camping for the weekend. We’ll be back Saturday night, so I might check in then.