This is one of my favorite parts of our mornings and I wanted to share it...
Each boy picks out a Bible (we have a shelf with a wide range of Children's Bibles...keep your eye out for them at garage sales and start collecting!) and they pick a spot on the couch.
I turn on worship music and we sit in silence while we "read" our Bibles.
Most mornings we start out this time, by each of us simply praying out loud, one-by-one, "Jesus, speak to me." There is NOTHING more precious to me than hearing this phrase come from the mouth of my little boys each morning!
By teaching my boys this habit, my prayer is that they will not only grow used to listening for the Lord, but that they will learn how to recognize His voice. And every once in a while, my heart is SO blessed when a boy (usually my 5 year old) will say afterwards, "Momma! Jesus said __________ to me!" It's almost always one of the 10 commandments or just "I love you"...THOSE are amazing moments for them and me!!!
Since Trusten is the only one even close to reading, this time of "Devotions" mainly means they look at the pictures and as they see a familiar lesson, they reflect on what they've heard in the past.
And for me, this is a perfect opportunity to get my Bible reading in! I usually only get one chapter read, but it's often just what I need to lift my gaze and keep me in step with the Spirit!
We end our Devotion time with the boys gathering around to pray. Usually each boy picks someone or something they want to pray for, but we always pray for our daddy.
I know that I'll remember these precious, group morning devotions forever! Looking around the room and seeing my boys quietly studying their Bibles is a humbling sight for me! Then to hear them as their prayers grow and mature is such a blessing to my heart!
This post is linked to Momentous Monday hosted by my friend Tiffany(...check out her blog, they are soon adopting from Ethiopia!)
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