I was raised to value God’s Word. This was not a consistent message in my home. I do not know how I caught this, except to say that God worked through a preacher who seemed so far removed from daily life, a youth pastor who invested in me, and a bible college that taught me to always look to the Word.
I would like my children to share my love for Scripture and so when I came across the child training bible, I bought the charts, ordered the tabs and highlighters with a goal of producing this wonderful tool that would be beneficial for my family. The premise of this is to take any Bible and through tabs and highlights, turn it into a resource on a variety of topics from anger to wrong friendships. The idea being that this Bible can quickly be referenced when a child is going astray and the Word of God can come in and save the day.
when I received the materials, I was excited and launched out to tab and highlight and after a couple of days I had finished tabbing two of the twenty one subjects . . .
I lost steam quickly and set the project aside. But recently I picked the project up in a different way and it has proven to be an awesome practice with my kids. We’ve been tabbing and highlighting together.
It has been excellent to sit down with each kid and pick a subject and they look the verses up and read them. I tab them and they like to do the highlighting. The funny thing is that the way that the project is meant to be used probably won’t prove to be super helpful. Although I believe that Scripture is good for convicting, I don’t want my kids to experienced the Bible as the Big Black Book that dad always pulled out when we were being disciplined.
But I like the idea of the Bible being a book that we have gone through together, highlighting, reading and tabbing along the way. We are almost done, and the money spent on the project was worth it just for the time with my kids in the Scriptures.
What are some helpful ways that you have engaged your kids with the Word of God?