Awhile back, I talked about how a child who (for whatever reason) doesn’t read often or well can be encouraged to grow spiritually.
It’s taken a long time, but I finally got the whole Bible (free from Faith Comes by Hearing) on David’s old iPod that Lee connected to an old stereo in his room.
We’ve told our children that they can stay up as late as they want (within reason) if they are reading their Bibles. So far only Bethel has done this, but since we added the iPod option, David has been faithfully listening in the evenings before bed, on his own initiative.
A Few lessons:
- I need to continue thinking how the differences in how my children learn make a difference in how I teach them God’s Word, and teach them how to study God’s Word for themselves.
- This has been a low priority for me. It’s mind boggling that I would know what to do, and just let it go like this (for at least two months!). How important is Scripture? I need to ask God to forgive me for sinning against my child in this way. I also need to be alert to other ways where I demonstrate an indifference to the Word of God.
- An important component of wisdom is acting on what I already know to be true. How often am I impatient that God hasn’t given me an answer to a question I’ve been praying about? And how often does he answer about something else, and I’m cavalier with the answers he does give? Humility, Michelle. I am grateful for God’s grace even when I am weak.