For children to love the Lord, they must be able to see how loving and listening to God can help them live happier and fuller lives. One of the hardest jobs as a parent is getting younger children to understand the power and possibilities that can be achieved through loving the Lord. Keeping up with school, extracurricular activities, relatives and friends can sometimes leave little time for praising God. But the Lord’s love is all around us and it is important that kids understand the impact that God can have on their daily lives. Here are a few ways we can instill a love of the Lord in our children.
Read the Bible and Pray
Reading the bible and praying are two ways of directly connecting kids with the Lord. Ask your pastor or use online tools to find bible stories that appeal to kids, like Noah’s Arc or Jesus’ birth. Kids love stories and they will savor them even more if their parents can talk with them about the morals and how they apply to real life. Kids can learn to talk to God through prayer. They can also share prayers with the family, as incorporating prayer in daily tasks can teach children to be closer to God.
Set an Example
If you spend time with your kids and show them love, they will likely learn how your habits create stability and joy in their lives. It is important for children to see their parents pray and talk about God. Additionally, going to church sets an example and establishes a routine for children to set aside time to praise the Lord with their families.
When teaching kids about God’s love, nothing beats a Christian education. Bible schools and faith-based education that incorporates Christian values in the curriculum immerses children in a supportive learning environment and develops a relationship with the Lord early in life. Sending your child to a private school with Christian values can give them a head start in living in the fullness of God’s love.
We all want our children to be happy, healthy and close to God. Since each child is unique with different needs to develop their relationship with the Lord, help your children seek out the path God intends for them. For more information about financial aid for private school, contact CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes today at (702) 939-5050.