Spending more time in God’s Word and committing Scripture to memory is something that I have felt really convicted about lately. I know Jack is young (he’s just two), but I don’t think it’s ever too early to start teaching our children about God and His Word.
In church yesterday, my pastor preached from Mark 10:13-16 about leading our children to Jesus. It was a great sermon, and I took tons of notes. One of his final statements really stood out to me, though. He said, “You are the single greatest determining factor of how your child will view spirituality.” He kept stressing the fact that how we act, what we say, and what we do is either leading our children to Christ or away from Him. That really convicted me, because I know that I need to be a better example for Jack (and Henry, soon) of what it means to be Christ-like. I need to spend more time in God’s Word and in prayer and live by God’s promises instead of by following my own emotions and feelings.
I thought a monthly memory verse challenge would be a fun way to bring some accountability for me and a way for us to share encouragement and learn God’s Word together.
As parents, it is our responsibility to lead our children to Christ. That means we have to know Him and His Word. Jeff and I are committed to leading our boys to Jesus and raising them to know who Christ is. Learning Scripture is just a small part of that lifestyle, but it’s an important way to help our kids learn about who God is.
If you would like to join me in learning a new Bible verse every week, then print out the free printable of the October Bible Verses below and use it to learn one verse each week. I’m going to commit to learning one of these verses each week and I’m going to try to teach Jack some of them (or parts of them, for the longer verses). Since it’s October, I decided to focus this month’s verses on what the Bible says about fear and trusting in God when we are afraid.
If you end up using these verses, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments or share it with me on Instagram! I hope these verses and this monthly challenge is a blessing to you and your family!